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  • I asked him, with a modest patronage.
  • If the villain had stopped here, his case would have been sufficiently awful, but he blackened his guilt by proceeding to take me into custody, with a right of patronage that left all his former criminality far behind.
  • "How did you like my reading of the character, gentlemen?" said Mr. Waldengarver, almost, if not quite, with patronage.
  • If you were to renounce this patronage and these favors, I suppose you would do so with some faint hope of one day repaying what you have already had.

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  • The mayor shook his head and made no motion to look at our writ of patronage.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • There were perhaps a few thousand residents, mostly shopkeepers and service people, and the small bedroom community who were their patronage.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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