lobbied lobbied  /ˈlɑ bid/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a large entrance or reception room or area
  2. (n) the people who support some common cause or business or principle or sectional interest
  3. (n) a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
  4. (v) detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors

Usage(s):

  1. He lobbied for the latter with a staged amble through a park that ended with his stepping in it.
  2. Here's a photo gallery devoted to this American civil rights leader and the many other women who lobbied for the passage of the 19th amendment.
  3. William Timmons lobbied for Unocal from 1999-2005 and then briefly lobbied for Chevron in 2005 after the firm purchased Unocal.

News

  1. Skyscrapers, billboards among most-lobbied issues at L.A. City Hall so far in 2013

    LOS ANGELES - Hollywood skyscrapers, billboard advertising laws and a major development by an entertainment company were among the most-lobbied issues at City Hall during the first three months of the year, according to a report presented to the city ethics commission today.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. Hollywood Skyscrapers, Billboard Advertising Among Most Lobbied Issues At L.A. City Hall

    Hollywood skyscrapers, billboard advertising laws and a major development by an entertainment company were among the most-lobbied issues at City Hall during the first three months of the year, according to a report that will be presented to the city Ethics Commission today.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Beverly Hills Courier

  3. 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl getting adult lung transplant

    PHILADELPHIA, June 12 (UPI) -- Sarah Murnaghan, the girl with cystic fibrosis whose parents lobbied for a change in lung transplant rules, was receiving new lungs Wednesday in Philadelphia.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. "If you are a lobbyist entering my administration, you will not be able to work on matters you lobbied on, or in the agencies you lobbied during the previous two years," Obama said. "When you leave government, you will not be able to lobby my...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: DefenseNews.com (subscription)

  2. "Adam, for the past couple of years, has lobbied for a player development position," Minaya said, with Rubin sitting in the back of the room.
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Omar Minaya Source: New York Times

  3. "I lobbied hard (with Sierra) to not make a first-person shooter game but to make it more like 'Myst,' which was a great, interesting puzzle you tried to solve -- you know, to play with his amnesia or his memory," Damon told The Boston Globe....
    on May 6, 2008 By: Matt Damon Source: myFOXlubbock.com

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