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The House of Mirth
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  • And even could it have been found, how were the ladies on whose approval she depended to be induced to give her their patronage?
  • Even this arrangement was not effected without considerable negotiation, for Mme. Regina had a strong prejudice against untrained assistance, and was induced to yield only by the fact that she owed the patronage of Mrs. Bry and Mrs. Gormer to Carry Fisher’s influence.
  • Instances of young lady-milliners establishing themselves under fashionable patronage, and imparting to their "creations" that indefinable touch which the professional hand can never give, had flattered Gerty’s visions of the future, and convinced even Lily that her separation from Mrs. Norma Hatch need not reduce her to dependence on her friends.

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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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