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  • The prospect of leaving his sheltered den for the patronage of the Reverend Mr. Hinkley was intolerable.
  • The dread of Watters’s patronage enabled Martin to lie vigorously: "Awfully sorry—awfully sorry—got a date for tomorrow evening and the next evening.

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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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