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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOBBY

Before we reached the lobby, John came from somewhere, hurrying towards us.

It was like—why, it was like selling eggs in the lobby of the Hotel International!

And Mr. Lavender found himself, with Mr. Crackamup, in the lobby.

The clerk nodded, then saw the doctor coming through the lobby.

She went quickly downstairs in the elevator, and repaired to a booth in the lobby.

He rushed to the elevator and made his way to the lobby with all speed.

Their first warning came when a small object was tossed into the lobby.

My past connection, my opposition to the lobby, even my digging maybe.

Then he extinguished the light and made his way downstairs and out the lobby into the street.

In the lobby of the hotel a reporter came quickly up to them.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "cloister, covered walk," from Medieval Latin laubia, lobia "covered walk in a monastery," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German louba "hall, roof;" see lodge (n.)). Meaning "large entrance hall in a public building" is from 1590s. Political sense of "those who seek to influence legislation" is attested by 1790s in American English, in reference to the custom of influence-seekers gathering in large entrance-halls outside legislative chambers.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.