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Brave New World
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patronize -- as in: Don't patronize me.
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Brave New World
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  • But their smile was rather patronizing.
  • Patronizingly, Bernard smiled.
  • "So long," he said patronizingly to the Warden, who had accompanied him as far as the lift gates.

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  • I’m annoyed by her patronizing tone — as though she knows more about my situation than I do.
  • He looked at me as if I was patronizing him.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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