But still we wonder, Why are they meeting with that former-senator-turned-lobbyist?
Dave Eggers -- The Circle
I lobbied hard to keep certain things, like the eight-foot stack of water-damaged National Geographic magazines teetering in a corner of the garage—how many afternoons had I spent poring over them, imagining myself among the mud men of New Guinea or discovering a cliff-top castle in the kingdom of Bhutan?
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Never before had so much lobbying money been spent to expand America’s prison population, block sentencing reforms, create new crime categories, and sustain the fear and anger that fuel mass incarceration than during the last twenty-five years in the United States.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
She’d been accepted to the programs at both MUSC in Charleston and Eastern Virginia in Norfolk, and her mother was lobbying fiercely for Charleston: "Your decision is simple, Gabrielle.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
She’d lobbied for a dog when she was a girl, when they’d lived on Westfield Avenue in a single-family house with a backyard, close to her father’s shop, Ammerman’s Fine Food Emporium.
Judy Blume -- In the Unlikely Event
They lobbied economically depressed counties, and economically depressed counties lobbied them.
Scott Pratt -- An Innocent Client
"What will you say to an American kid who does not get into a state university and whose family cannot afford a private college because that seat and that subsidy have been given to someone who is in the country illegally?" asks Ira Mehlman, the media director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, an organization that lobbies against the DREAM Act.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
So in the days after King’s assassination, greatly moved by the death of one I had admired so much, I lobbied for a course in black history in a school 90 percent white.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
For over a year, I had lobbied for it, and he had obstinately refused.
Khaled Hosseini -- And The Mountains Echoed
Belky got more money only because her aunt lobbied Lourdes for funds for Belky’s school tuition.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
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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
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
Instead, she lobbied for Omari, which means "the highest."
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
And together they’d lobbied other Liberian friends to come out for the team, only to have them bail out when they realized they’d have to get their hair cut.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
And we do it without money, without support, without costumes, without newspapers, without senators, without lobbyists, and without illusions!
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
Damn Bible-Belt lobbyists!
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
They’ve got too many of my markers out there for me to do that! I have no interest in lobbying for legalized gambling in Colorado.
Stephen King -- The Shining
Aunt Lydia said she was lobbying for the front.
Margaret Atwood -- The Handmaid’s Tale
One was a lawyer and lobbyist from the state capital of Columbus.
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
I obeyed, so far as to quit the chamber; when, ignorant where the narrow lobbies led, I stood still, and was witness, involuntarily, to a piece of superstition on the part of my landlord which belied, oddly, his apparent sense.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
The ancient walls could not contain it, the sounds of cheering burst through to the lobbies, to the stairs, to the streets, to the boy who had walked those streets nineteen years ago.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
It means that today, if Martin wants to implement some policy, he has to waste time on a lobbying operation to ensure support from at least 20 percent to 25 percent of the shareholders.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The leaders and organizers were maintained by the businessmen directly—aldermen and legislators by means of bribes, party officials out of the campaign funds, lobbyists and corporation lawyers in the form of salaries, contractors by means of jobs, labor union leaders by subsidies, and newspaper proprietors and editors by advertisements.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
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
We met them in apartments, parking lots, coffee shops, high-rise lobbies, and on street corners.
Jack Gantos -- Hole in My Life
Intimate to garages, where he had vague business conducted in undertones, to barber shops, to the lobbies of theatres—in such places, at any rate, Dick placed him.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- Tender is the Night
Or are you thinking that through lobbying and legislation, speechmaking and storytelling, we can extricate ourselves from our foolish ways?
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
Strong and ambitious, twenty-one or twenty-two years old, he lobbied hard to be allowed to work on the upper mountain as a climbing Sherpa.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
She held him, she led him by an invisible chain through Grand Hotel … lobbies and casinos and bars like a blind, dying lap dog; he wasn’t much older than you are now.
Tennessee Williams -- A Streetcar Named Desire
The performance over, the young fellows lounged about the lobbies, and we saw the society take its departure.
William Makepeace Thackeray -- Vanity Fair
In Rockford, Illinois, I debated a prominent school board member lobbying to ban the book to an overflow audience of mostly book supporters.
Luis J. Rodriguez -- Always Running
No one else seemed to think the chicken was a little rubbery besides me, but then I’d lobbied hard for the beef and lost, so I might have just been sore.
Sarah Dessen -- This Lullaby
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
We’re not lobbies or elevators.
Don DeLillo -- White Noise
…required no painting or plastering; all pipes and wires were laid out in metal ducts at the edge of the floors, to be opened and replaced, when necessary, without costly demolition; the kitchens and bathrooms were prefabricated as complete units; the inner partitions were of light metal that could be folded into the walls to provide one large room or pulled out to divide it; there were few halls or lobbies to clean, a minimum of cost and labor required for the maintenance of the place.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
He lobbied her over several days.
Tracy Kidder -- Mountains Beyond Mountains
Pullmans were hauling them to and fro about the land, papers were greeting them with interesting mentions, the elegant lobbies of hotels and the glow of polished dining-rooms were keeping them close within the walled city.
Theodore Dreiser -- Sister Carrie
From there, she went to work for a public interest law firm called BPI, and while at BPI she became obsessed with the fact that Chicago’s parks were crumbling and neglected, so she gathered together a motley collection of nature lovers, historians, civic activists, and housewives and founded a lobbying group called Friends of the Parks.
Malcolm Gladwell -- The Tipping Point
Maggie had lobbied for a face-to-face visit.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
After much discussion’and some helpful lobbying from Jamie’it was decided I could work for Harriet through the holidays, at which point we’d ’reconvene on the subject’ and ’evaluate its impact on my grades and school performance.’
Sarah Dessen -- Lock and Key
Our elders had to do a lot of lobbying, at different levels of the commune leadership, but none of the leaders wanted to take responsibility.
Li Cunxin -- Mao’s Last Dancer
We caucused among ourselves and lobbied all the residents of the house, and within weeks elected our own House Committee, defeating the upperclassmen.
Nelson Mandela -- Long Walk to Freedom
Its rooms and hall and lobbies and restaurants were entirely too richly furnished, without the saving grace of either simplicity or necessity.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
Howard lobbied to get Smith named champion trainer of 1940, but Smith would never have the respect he deserved.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Seabiscuit
As the bus picks up speed again, she notices the passing landscape for the first time in half an hour, entering the Shaw neighborhood of D.C. Just a dozen blocks east of the lawyers and lobbyists on Connecticut Avenue and K Street, Shaw is a rutted, forgotten area of vacant lots, wandering prostitutes, and small, struggling shops tucked in the shadows of grimy row houses.
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
Bishop had lobbied for economic democracy and introduced the country’s first legislation for sexual equality.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Played with Fire
In Washington I frequently find myself believing that forty or fifty letters, six visits from professional politicians and lobbyists, and three editorials in Massachusetts newspapers constitute public opinion on a given issue.
John F. Kennedy -- Profiles in Courage
A second resolution authorized the president of the S.A.R.E.B. to spend fifteen thousand dollars in lobbying for sane tax measures in the State Legislature.
Sinclair Lewis -- Babbitt
In passing through the lobbies of swank places, the Palmer Houses and portiered dining rooms, tassels, tapers, string ensembles, making the staid bouncety tram-tram of Vienna waltzes, Simon had absorbed this.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
Of the thousands upon thousands of public telephones in Kowloon — tucked away in crowded arcades and in recessed corners of darkened lobbies — Liang had chosen to use a pay phone on the inner wall of the walkway.