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PRESS. By a figure this word signifies the art of printing. The press is free.
     2. All men have a right to print and publish whatever they may deem proper, unless by doing so they infringe the rights of another, as in the case of copyrights, (q.v.) when they may be enjoined. For any injury they may commit against the public or individuals they may be punished, either by indictment, or by a civil action at the suit of the party injured, when the injury has been committed against a private individual. Vide Const. of the U. S. Amend. art. 1, and Liberty of the Press.

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When buying a car, some people need to experience the atmosphere of the showroom, press the flesh with a dealer, and make friends with other-confused shoppers.
For the chance to get an overview of an industry segment, to have an exchange of ideas and to press the flesh, nothing beats a market.
He misses opportunities to press the flesh, and so he looks like a snob.
The next day, in one of bustling Tijuana's poorer colonias (neighborhoods), Colosio gave what observers say was his best campaign speech, then stepped into a crowd of thousands to press the flesh. Pushing his way through the teeming mass of Mexicans, Mario Aburto Martinez, 23, raised his Brazilian-made .38-caliber revolver to the right side of Colosio's head and pulled the trigger, pulverizing Colosio's brain.
"Press the flesh, shake hands, meet new contacts in their home countries and learn their traditions.
It's time to press the flesh, Scorps, to get out and shake a few hands.
- Rick Perry came to press the flesh with voters here Thursday - but outside a local cafe, Popovers on the Square, he ran instead into a vociferous protest of his view that Medicare and Social Security are a "Ponzi scheme."
In fact, I've not enjoyed politics so much since a little old lady from Rochdale met Gordon Brown and showed us all why ivory tower politicos hate having to press the flesh with ordinary people.
IN an encounter I will literally remember until the day I die, this week I got to press the flesh with the-one-and-only Queen of Pop...
With "Ashes" co-stars Keely Hawes and Philip Glenister on hand to press the flesh at an '80s-themed launch party, and other A-list thesps attending the market, the promotion process is clearly starting to happen, and Macallister is investing in other areas as well, such as research and digitizing Worldwide's library.
As his popularity slumps and the Tories lurch into discontent and disarray, he should have been out in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire to press the flesh in a well-rehearsed show of solidarity with the wet and ruined.
TIME was when "second division royalty", ie, politicians, arrived in town there would be a fanfare of trumpets and an advance army of spin doctors to ensure there was an even bigger army of gurning and gawping provincial hacks waiting to press the flesh with a celebrity from south of Watford.