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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of petition.

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Examples

  • In contrast, when Palin petitioned to overturn the endangerment finding, she cited a paper funded by Exxon Mobil, the American Petroleum Institute, and Koch Industries.

    Think Progress » Sarah Palin calls global warming studies ‘snake oil science.’

  • In 1982, shortly after he was released from prison, Jin petitioned the government to allow him to visit the imprisoned Bishop Kung.

    Keeping Faith

  • In 1982, shortly after he was released from prison, Jin petitioned the government to allow him to visit the imprisoned Bishop Kung.

    Keeping Faith

  • A coalition of Israeli animal-protection groups who adopted the name Noah petitioned the court to prohibit force-feeding in the production of foie gras.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • A coalition of Israeli animal-protection groups who adopted the name Noah petitioned the court to prohibit force-feeding in the production of foie gras.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • The major movie studios and record labels petitioned the court to take the case after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in August that Grokster and StreamCast Networks were not liable for copyright infringement.

    Grokster Loss Sucks for Tech

  • Many of the manufacturers and a large party in the Reichstag petitioned that the action of the law might at any rate be suspended.

    Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

  • During the Sugar Act crisis, Benjamin Franklin and other prominent Pennsylvanians repeatedly and fruitlessly petitioned the colonial government to take action against taverns and drinking.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Several of the men who would become known as the Founding Fathers petitioned Parliament and King George III, asserting that no taxes should be imposed on the colonists “but with their own consent, given personally, or by their representatives.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Euken joined some fellow study participants who petitioned the hospital, unsuccessfully, to continue group visits when the study ended: It's not that I don't get good care.

    Exploring group checkups for diabetes, Parkinson's

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