canvassing


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  • noun

Synonyms for canvassing

persuasion of voters in a political campaign

References in classic literature ?
Such things had been known in some parishes as tradesmen going about canvassing for custom with cards in their pockets: when people came from nobody knew where, there was no knowing what they might do.
They appeared to be always excited about canvassing and electing.
Brooke in the lurch when he needed "coaching" for the election, and when there was so much canvassing, direct and indirect, to be carried on.
Is the luxury of feeling in proportion to the number of votes; or is it, to a rightly constituted mind, in proportion to the number of applicants, and the wholesome state of mind to which their canvassing reduces them?
A POLITICAL Preferment, labelled with its price, was canvassing the State to find a purchaser.