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Sample sentences for the GRE study word patron

patron can be used as a
patron can be used as a verb

1."Ah, no joking, viscount, if you please I do not patronize M. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
2.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. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3.Yet I do not call to mind that I was ever in my earlier youth the subject of remark in our social family circle, but some large-handed person took some such ophthalmic steps to patronize me. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4.What encouraged me not to become your surety, but to patronize you--your father's name, so well known in Italy and so highly honored. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.Without exception they stated that few extremely fat people patronized them. - from How to Analyze People on Sight by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
6.I might have been too reserved, and should have patronized her more though I did not use that precise word in my meditations with my confidence. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
7.She ascribed this hostility to the awkward position in which Anna, who had once patronized her, must feel with her now, and she felt sorry for her. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8.He was a man loved and honoured by all who knew him, and in his youth was, I have heard, the inventor of a burnt rum punch, much patronized on Derby night. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
9.Some of these publications, odd to say, which were patronized by a prince, are to be found in the Secret Library. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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