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The Count of Monte Cristo
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patronize -- as in: Don't patronize me.
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "Come nearer," said the magistrate, with a patronizing wave of the hand, "and tell me to what circumstance I owe the honor of this visit."
  • Ah, no joking, viscount, if you please; I do not patronize M. Andrea—at least, not as concerns M. Danglars.
  • What encouraged me not to become your surety, but to patronize you?

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  • I’m annoyed by her patronizing tone — as though she knows more about my situation than I do.
  • He looked at me as if I was patronizing him.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying

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