A-ah! if he is to be under special patronage, I withdraw my claws.
Also—and this was more important than all—he had the advantage of being under exalted patronage.
They were anxious that he should enter society under the auspices of this lady, whose patronage was the best of recommendations for any young man.
Literary patronage was, however, with her as much a mania as was the love of gorgeous clothes.
This gentleman belonged to a German family of decidedly bourgeois origin, but he had a knack of acquiring the patronage of "big-wigs," and of retaining their favour.
Even if there seems something strange about the match, the general and his wife said to each other, the "world" will accept Aglaya’s fiance without any question if he is under the patronage of the princess.
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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.