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 Meanings and Examples of PATRONIZE
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patronize
 v.  act as a patron to; support or sponsor
Classic Sentence: (65 in 5 pages)
1  For myself, I found that I was expressing my tendency to lavish expenditure, and to patronize Herbert, and to boast of my great prospects, before I quite knew that I had opened my lips.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVI
2  But, fair or not fair, there are unbecoming conjunctions, which reason will patronize in vain--which taste cannot tolerate--which ridicule will seize.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
3  I had often seen my noble patron annotating ancient volumes, and eagerly searching amongst dusty family manuscripts.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
4  The same night, such a man of regularity was the patron of The Young Amelia, the profits were divided, and each man had a hundred Tuscan livres, or about eighty francs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
5  There they had a bit of a skirmish in getting rid of the duties; the excise was, in truth, the everlasting enemy of the patron of The Young Amelia.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
6  The old patron did not interfere, for he too had recognized the superiority of Dantes over the crew and himself.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
7  When the patron awoke, the vessel was hurrying on with every sail set, and every sail full with the breeze.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
8  The old patron, who was obliged to sail in the morning in order to land his cargo on the frontiers of Piedmont and France, between Nice and Frejus, urged Dantes to try and rise.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
9  Well," said the patron, "let what may happen, it shall never be said that we deserted a good comrade like you.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
10  The patron was so strict that this was the first time they had ever seen him give up an enterprise, or even delay in its execution.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
11  No, no," he said to the patron, "I was awkward, and it is just that I pay the penalty of my clumsiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
12  "But you'll die of hunger," said the patron.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
13  The patron turned towards his vessel, which was rolling on the swell in the little harbor, and, with sails partly set, would be ready for sea when her toilet should be completed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
14  Ah, yes, I understand," replied the patron, "to find the entrance to the enchanted apartment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
15  Now, sir, pray do not be offended at the question I am about to put to you, as it comes in the way of my duty as your patron.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
Example Sentence:
1  Penniless artists hope to find some wealthy art-lover who will patronize them.
2  Chiswick church is dedicated to St Nicholas, patron saint of sailors.
3  The student wants to find a wealthy patron in America.
4  Your loud talking would interfere with the other patrons' conversations.
5  The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians who satirize or ridicule patrons in the audience strikes some people as amusing and others as rude.
6  The program focuses on kids' interests without patronizing them.
7  Burke's response seemed a little patronizing, though he undoubtedly hadn'tintended it that way.
8  This study examined patronizing communication in the law enforcement or civilian intergroup context.
9  The restaurant is patronized by John.