Toohey laughed when Keating reminded him of the distinguished restaurants made famous by Toohey’s patronage.
She saw second-hand furniture, an Oriental rug of rare texture and sensuous color, jade ash trays, pieces of sculpture that came from historical excavations, anything he had wished to seize, helped by the sudden fortune of Wynand’s patronage.
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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.