from door to door


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from door to door

moving from one door to another—typically, from one house to another. The candidate went from door to door, campaigning for town council. The children went from door to door, saying "Trick or treat!" at each one.
See also: door
References in classic literature ?
Dance shalt thou from door to door, and where proud, vain children dwell, thou shalt knock, that they may hear thee and tremble
The earliest riser, coming forth in the dim twilight, would perceive a vaguely-defined figure aloft on the place of shame; and half-crazed betwixt alarm and curiosity, would go knocking from door to door, summoning all the people to behold the ghost -- as he needs must think it -- of some defunct transgressor.
It was clear that she had been merely passing through the room from door to door, and had not had the remotest notion that she would meet anyone.
Often, at night, after spending the day in going from door to door trying to interest persons in the work at Tuskegee, she would be so exhausted that she could not undress herself.
who sends his clerk round from door to door to beg a few shillings of you, and calls it an 'Easter offering'?
It was in vain the hangman ran from door to door, and covered the grates, one after another, with his hat, in futile efforts to stifle the cries of the four men within; it was in vain he dogged their outstretched hands, and beat them with his stick, or menaced them with new and lingering pains in the execution of his office; the place resounded with their cries.