- Micawber and myself are deeply sensible of the very considerate kindness of our friends and patrons.Chapters 52-54 (70% in)
- I told them what a fine fellow Steerforth was, and what a patron of mine, and Peggotty said she would walk a score of miles to see him.Chapters 7-9 (52% in)
- They did just what they liked with me; and wormed things out of me that I had no desire to tell, with a certainty I blush to think of, the more especially, as in my juvenile frankness, I took some credit to myself for being so confidential and felt that I was quite the patron of my two respectful entertainers.Chapters 16-18 (66% in)
- He is not my private friend and public patron, as Steerforth was, but I hold him in a reverential respect.Chapters 16-18 (85% in)
- It completely conveyed the idea of a man who had been born, not to say with a silver spoon, but with a scaling-ladder, and had gone on mounting all the heights of life one after another, until now he looked, from the top of the fortifications, with the eye of a philosopher and a patron, on the people down in the trenches.Chapters 25-27 (20% in)
There are no more uses of "patron" in David Copperfield.
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