lobby

Part of speech: verb

To try to secure ( legislation) by corrupt influence.

Part of speech: noun

An anteroom, as of a legislative hall; men engaged in lobbying.

Part of speech: noun

Lobbyist.

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Usage examples "lobby":

  1. They passed the hotel and made straight for the county clerk's office, too absorbed in their mission to observe that their passing had brought the three newspaper men from the hotel lobby. - "The Thunder Bird", B. M. Bower.
  2. Talk about the power of the press, say, in a legislature, when once the members are suspicious that somebody is trying to influence them, and see how the press will retire, with what grace it can, before an invincible and virtuous lobby. - "The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner", Charles Dudley Warner.
  3. He found Big George in the lobby staring with fascinated eyes at his finger- nails, which were strangely purified and glossy. - "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.