He simply answered an online ad—he says the woman who posted it was soliciting a rape fantasy.
He is also soliciting funds for university fellowships in agronomy and engineering.
By last Wednesday, after just three days of soliciting donations, he had surged past his goal, collecting $3,650.
There are adolescent boys all over America soliciting naughty pics from adolescent girls, he says.
A wise president would break the cycle, soliciting help on day one from seasoned Beltway hacks.
The first thought of prudence appears in a resolution of soliciting subscriptions from all persons, for a volume of poems.
Well, is that all you had to say to me in soliciting an audience?
Mr. Abadia and his friends were then under the necessity of soliciting the assistance of Captain Trevithick.
For this purpose Gallaudet and a few others set about soliciting contributions.
I received a letter, very well turned, from M. mile Ollivier, soliciting my vote.
early 15c., "to disturb, trouble," from Middle French soliciter (14c.), from Latin sollicitare "to disturb, rouse, trouble, harass; stimulate, provoke," from sollicitus "agitated," from sollus "whole, entire" + citus "aroused," past participle of ciere "shake, excite, set in motion" (see cite). Related: Solicited; soliciting.
Meaning "entreat, petition" is from 1520s. Meaning "to further (business affairs)" evolved mid-15c. from Middle French sense of "manage affairs." The sexual sense (often in reference to prostitutes) is attested from 1710, probably from a merger of the business sense and an earlier sense of "to court or beg the favor of" (a woman), attested from 1590s.