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canvass -- as in: canvass the crowd
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • The deputation, who had only seen him at canvassing or election time, were struck dumb by his coolness.
  • —a little canvassing takes place on these occasions.’
  • ’I am very sorry to throw a damp upon the prospects of anybody, and more especially a lady,’ replied Nicholas; ’but really I must decidedly object to making one of the canvassing party.’

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  • Our sparse neighborhood was being canvassed.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Warn the Turners and the Canvasses to stay safe.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One

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