- to distribute leaflets or handbills to or among: Campaign workers leafleted shoppers at the mall.
- to distribute leaflets.
Origin of leaflet
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Examples from the Web for leaflet
Bogucki includes the leaflet in a Powerpoint presentation he has developed.A Navy Lawyer Cries Foul on Gitmo’s Kafkaesque Legal System
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“Thanks to Hugh Holliman, death row inmates could leave prison early and move in next door,” the leaflet said.
The leaflet was thus a lie, though that was hardly surprising in politics.
He felt compelled to issue a statement after seeing the leaflet.
If the Passover leaflet from 2014 was nothing but a joke, then it was nonetheless a sick and twisted one.Passover Week Hate Crimes Evoke Horrible History
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One of them was reading a leaflet as he walked by the side of his cart."Bethink Yourselves"
The special Bible-study which I made at that time was embodied in a leaflet.How I Know God Answers Prayer
Captain Harding posted a copy of the leaflet in the police station.
He threw the leaflet aside, but the flavor of the story was gone.Under the Redwoods
It is made by wrapping the leaflet around a piece of bamboo and sewing it.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
- a printed and usually folded sheet of paper for distribution, usually free and containing advertising material or information about a political party, charity, etc
- any of the subdivisions of a compound leaf such as a fern leaf
- (loosely) any small leaf or leaflike part
- to distribute printed leaflets (to)they leafleted every flat in the area
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Word Origin and History for leaflet
1787 as a term in botany; 1867 as a term in printing and publication; diminutive of leaf (n.)
A newspaperman asked the British authorities for a copy of the leaflets distributed in Germany by British airplanes. According to the London Daily Herald, his request was refused with the following answer: "Copies are not given out, as they might fall into enemy hands." ["The Living Age" magazine, Sept. 1939-Feb. 1940]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A small leaf or leaflike part, especially one of the blades or divisions of a compound leaf.
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