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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOBBYING

That you'll never get the bill passed, this session or next, by lobbying.

Unfortunately, however, all lobbying is not of this innocent character.

This year the election of a president was likely to be accompanied by some lobbying.

There was no lobbying, and, in fact, it was not necessary for me to go to Albany at all.

The Southern city sent its lobbying delegation to the Capitol.

It is the first step toward the disreputable form of lobbying.

I want to train him to spy on that sort of interference and by and by do some lobbying.

Lobbying contracts, contracts to influence votes, and for railroad rebates are against public policy and void.

He spoke of student days in Germany, of lobbying for single tax in Washington, of international labor conferences.

Miriam Nesbit had already done a good deal of lobbying when the three girls arrived on the scene.

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.

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