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  • You are his patron, it seems.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On the other hand, the great man did not at all consider himself Epanchin's patron.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This general was Ivan Fedorovitch's immediate superior in the service; and it pleased the latter to look upon him also as a patron.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The old dignitary, as patron of the family, took the opportunity of murmuring some kind of admonition to the general, and added, in flattering terms, that he was most interested in Aglaya's future.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But alas! the prince never suspected any such subtleties! For instance, he had no suspicion of the fact that the Epanchins, having in their mind so important a step as the marriage of their daughter, would never think of presuming to take it without having previously "shown off" the proposed husband to the dignitary—the recognized patron of the family.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a patron of the restaurant
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