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Usage examples for patron

  1. Many of these men, misled by vanity, think themselves quite as capable as their patron – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  2. 142. Francueil, Rousseau's patron i. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  3. Mr. Dockwrath, whose intelligence was keener in such matters, endeavoured to make his patron understand that he was wrong; but in this he did not succeed. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  4. The attendants cannot keep him silent, he tells them that he is my friend; he makes some claim to being my patron – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  5. When Tom came face to face with Lord Claud he saw a new expression in the eyes of his patron – Tom Tufton's Travels by Evelyn Everett-Green
  6. It was then with sincerity that Rigby offered his congratulations to his patron – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  7. Edwin instantly sat down at the table, sealed up the money again and wrote the following lines: " Honored Friend and Patron Deeply as I regret that my visits to your house which had become so pleasant must be so suddenly discontinued, I cannot help respecting the motive which prompted your letter, and in all friendship bid you and my dear pupil farewell- until we meet again! – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  8. Jeanne de Pompadour gave her royal patron an encouraging nod. – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. The poet and patron arm in arm, drew towards the door. – Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  10. A few days later he came rushing into the hotel from up town, and said: I just met an old friend and former patron who used to live in the southern part of the State. – Twenty Years of Hus'ling by J. P. Johnston
  11. 26. Patron of Rigby, iii. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  12. I am very sick, Patron – Nautilus by Laura E. Richards
  13. When she displayed some literary ability, her master granted freedom to her and, to some extent, became her patron – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  14. Preparations were immediately made for dancing, and the ball was opened by the patron of the saint. – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  15. But it is not customary; usually people buy the candles to burn at the shrine of their patron saint, or in memory of some friend, and, of course, the woman supposed that was your intention. – Patty in Paris by Carolyn Wells
  16. The conception of a patron saint had carried from the Middle Ages one very unique and as yet unreplaced idea. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  17. Wherever we went we greeted the people in the name of our patron Saint. – The Monk and The Hangman's Daughter by Adolphe Danziger De Castro and Ambrose Bierce
  18. He led his patron in a direction opposite to that where he had left Elias. – The Valley of the Kings by Marmaduke Pickthall
  19. I will pay when my noble patron settles with me. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. Here was no mere watching, thought I. My patron was known to all, and went from group to group talking in the ear of many. – Dross by Henry Seton Merriman
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