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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section II. Special Intersocial Volition
 
767. Petitioner.
 
  
NOUN:PETITIONER, solicitor, applicant, suppliant, supplicant, suitor, candidate, claimant, postulant, aspirant, competitor, bidder; place hunter, pothunter, prizer [archaic].
  SALESMAN, drummer [U. S.]; bagman [See Consignee]; canvasser.
  BEGGAR, mendicant, mumper, sturdy beggar, panhandler [slang], cadger.
  HOTEL RUNNER [cant, U. S.], touter [colloq.], runner [cant, U. S.], steerer [U. S.], tout [cant, Eng.]; barker [colloq.].
  SYCOPHANT, parasite (servility) [See Servility].
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Homer himself must beg if he wants means.—Burton
  2. A beggar through the world am I.—Lowell
  3. His house was known to all the vagrant train.—Goldsmith
  4. Beggars must be no choosers.—Beaumont and Fletcher
  5. Of others take a sheaf, of me a grain! Of me a grain!—Anonymous

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