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lobbyist
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Definition someone who is paid to attempt to influence legislation through persuasion of legislators
  • Howard lobbied to get Smith named champion trainer of 1940, but Smith would never have the respect he deserved.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Hotel lobbies and dinner tables and club cars and street corners and bedrooms and filling stations.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • The performance over, the young fellows lounged about the lobbies, and we saw the society take its departure.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Then Sondelius, that crafty and often lying lobbyist, that unmoral soldier of the Lord, burst in and became dictator.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Had I been paying attention, I might have realized that Willow was lobbying for Adam to be able to visit me.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • Or are you thinking that through lobbying and legislation, speechmaking and storytelling, we can extricate ourselves from our foolish ways?
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • In a letter to Madison, Jefferson called it "insane" and commenced lobbying for ways to delay action and allow time for Bonaparte to invade Britain.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Belky got more money only because her aunt lobbied Lourdes for funds for Belky's school tuition.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • And he was known as a hostile, silent man at the chutes, on the street, in the hotel lobbies.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • They lobbied economically depressed counties, and economically depressed counties lobbied them.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The official word was that, due to health concerns, he'd canceled three fund-raising dinners and an alternative-energy lobbying trip to Alaska.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • She breathed in with all her might the dusty smell of the lobbies, and when she was seated in her box she bent forward with the air of a duchess.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He lobbied her over several days.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • We met them in apartments, parking lots, coffee shops, high-rise lobbies, and on street corners.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • After which the curtain again fell, and the spectators poured forth from the theatre into the lobbies and salon.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And we do it without money, without support, without costumes, without newspapers, without senators, without lobbyists, and without illusions!
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • But still we wonder, Why are they meeting with that former-senator-turned-lobbyist?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Maggie had lobbied for a face-to-face visit.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • I've got well-paid attorneys and lobbyists and MBAs to play your games.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I was a lobbyist, if you want to know the truth.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me

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