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patron
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Anna Karenina
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patron
Used in
Anna Karenina
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  • …with its vases on pedestals, and its open fireplaces, its carved doors and gloomy reception rooms, hung with pictures—this palazzo did much, by its very appearance after they had moved into it, to confirm in Vronsky the agreeable illusion that he was not so much a Russian country gentleman, a retired army officer, as an enlightened amateur and patron of the arts, himself a modest artist who had renounced the world, his connections, and his ambition for the sake of the woman he loved.  (not reviewed by editor)

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