01. The Bronfman family is an important [patron] of the arts in this country.
02. Princess Diana was the [patron] of a number of important charities in England.
03. Many of the [patrons] of this fine establishment are famous celebrities.
04. Government [patronage] of the arts in this country is not nearly as extensive as in Europe.
05. Accusations of political [patronage] have been denied by the government.
06. People are sometimes [patronizing] towards ESL students, treating them like they were a little stupid when they have difficulties expressing themselves in English.
07. We have been [patronizing] this restaurant for years, and have become friends with the owners.
08. The doctor is very [patronizing] when he talks to me, and won't really tell me what the matter is with my grandfather.
09. Oliver Herford once said that a cat is a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and [patronizes] human beings.
10. In 1995, the number 1 food choice among U.S. restaurant [patrons] was hamburgers.
11. The owner of a tavern in Ohio invented the cash register in 1879 to stop his [patrons] from stealing his profits.
12. In the state of Queensland, Australia, it is still the law that all pubs must have a railing outside for [patrons] to tie up their horse.
13. In Ghana, rural mothers often send their daughters to work for wealthy [patrons] in the cities.
14. Royal [patronage] of the arts in Europe steadily declined following the death of Louis XIV in 1715.
15. [Patronage] in government often leads to widespread corruption and inefficiency.
16. Panama has a rich folk culture which is [patronized] by Panamanians at all levels of society.
17. The Parthenon was built to house sculptures depicting the [patron] goddess Athena.
18. In Serbia, every Christian family has a [patron] saint which they pray to for protection.
19. In 1895, New York State established free public baths that were open 14 hours a day, providing [patrons] with hot and cold water.
20. Among the [patrons] of music in the 1600s and 1700s could be found popes, emperors, kings of England and Spain and rulers of smaller Italian and German entities.

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  • Patron —     Patron and Patronage     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Patron and Patronage     I. By the right of patronage (ius patronatus) is understood a determinate sum of rights and obligations entailed upon a definite person, the patron, especially in… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • patrón — patrón, na sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Área: religión Santo o advocación de la Virgen o de Jesucristo a los que se dedica una iglesia o se elige como protector de un lugar o de un grupo de personas: La Virgen del Pilar es la patrona de la… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Patron — Pa tron, n. [F., fr. L. patronus, fr. pater a father. See {Paternal}, and cf. {Patroon}, {Padrone}, {Pattern}.] 1. One who protects, supports, or countenances; a defender. Patron of my life and liberty. Shak. The patron of true holiness. Spenser …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Patron — Sm Schutzherr , besonders Schutzpatron Schutzheiliger erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (12. Jh.), mhd. patrōn(e) Schutzherr Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. patrōnus Schutzherr , auch Verteidiger vor Gericht , zu l. pater Vater . Das Patronat ist im 18. Jh …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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