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patron
used in
Gulliver`s Travels
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patron
Used in
Gulliver`s Travels
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  • These people are most excellent mathematicians, and arrived to a great perfection in mechanics, by the countenance and encouragement of the emperor, who is a renowned patron of learning.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He then commanded his general (who was an old experienced leader, and a great patron of mine) to draw up the troops in close order, and march them under me; the foot by twenty-four abreast, and the horse by sixteen, with drums beating, colours flying, and pikes advanced.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • To this I added another petition, "that for the sake of my patron the king of Luggnagg, his majesty would condescend to excuse my performing the ceremony imposed on my countrymen, of trampling upon the crucifix: because I had been thrown into his kingdom by my misfortunes, without any intention of trading."  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a patron of the restaurant
as in: a patron of the arts
as in: a patron saint
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