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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • Why, yes, he is actually insolent over the matter—has already offered me his patronage, as if he were a grand personage, and proffered me a loan of money, as though he were a banker.
  • "Why, your excellency," returned the landlord, chuckling and rubbing his hands with infinite complacency, "I think I may take upon myself to say I neglect nothing to deserve the support and patronage of the noble visitors to this poor hotel."

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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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