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the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account

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an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people

an oil painting on canvas fabric

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the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete

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a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

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These opinions had been hardly canvassed a year before another event arose of such importance in the family, as might fairly claim some place in the thoughts and conversation of the ladies.
I should not chuse to have the business brought on here, and canvassed by the wise heads of Mr.
From this time, the subject was frequently canvassed by the three young people; and Catherine found, with some surprise, that her two young friends were perfectly agreed in considering Isabella's want of consequence and fortune as likely to throw great difficulties in the way of her marrying their brother.
It seems, then, requisite for the establishment of a state, that all, or at least many of these particulars should be well canvassed and inquired into; and that virtue and education may most justly claim the right of being considered as the necessary means of making the citizens happy, as we have already said.
His mind, working in its customary way, like a steel trap, canvassed the idea in all its bearings.