oversolicitous


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excessively solicitous

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Sophie, whose silent and touching soliloquy is the substance of the novel, feels ambivalent toward Trude, a feeling which occupies her tired old mind as she muses and broods about the younger woman-ambivalent because she needs Trude's presence, crying out for her help to cope with internal demons and especially external woes, but at the same time chafes under Trude's never-ending intrusive fussing and her exasperating, oversolicitous meddling.
357) and his oversolicitous mother whom he accuses, in a letter we learn about later, of having clipped his wings - of having rendered him impotent (p.