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patronage
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David Copperfield
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  • A young man really well deserves constant support and patronage,’ looking at the Doctor, ’who makes such sacrifices.’
  • I was rather bashful at first, Steerforth being so self-possessed, and elegant, and superior to me in all respects (age included); but his easy patronage soon put that to rights, and made me quite at home.
  • Mr. Jack Maldon shook hands with me; but not very warmly, I believed; and with an air of languid patronage, at which I secretly took great umbrage.
  • As I was looking out of window that same evening, it surprised me, and made me rather uneasy, to see Mr. Micawber and Uriah Heep walk past, arm in arm: Uriah humbly sensible of the honour that was done him, and Mr. Micawber taking a bland delight in extending his patronage to Uriah.
  • I cut and handed the sweet seed-cake — the little sisters had a bird-like fondness for picking up seeds and pecking at sugar; Miss Lavinia looked on with benignant patronage, as if our happy love were all her work; and we were perfectly contented with ourselves and one another.

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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.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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