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patron
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Mansfield Park
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  • The division of gratifying sensations ought not, in strict justice, to have been equal; for Sir Thomas was fully resolved to be the real and consistent patron of the selected child, and Mrs. Norris had not the least intention of being at any expense whatever in her maintenance.  (not reviewed by editor)

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