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Sample Sentences Using
patron -- as in: a patron of the restaurant
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as in: a patron of the restaurant Define
a customer -- especially a regular one
  • She is one of our regular patrons.
  • I have been a patron of this establishment for over 10 years.
  • as patrons walked past them
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • That all this might not be too onerous on the purses of his rustic patrons, who are apt to consider the costs of schooling a grievous burden,
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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  • the near-by city which supplied Sherry Island with its patrons,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Like theatre patrons anxious to avoid the crush.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • They go out, right, through the group of PATRONS
    Peter Shaffer  --  Equus
  • ...and working as a translator and letter-writer for a local patron.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • One report cited in Buchanan’s book warned that sickly immigrants "would endanger children in school and at the movies, anyone standing in range of a rogue cough or sneeze, or patrons of fast-food restaurants whose food might be prepared by an ’invader.’"
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • On a typical Friday night at the restaurant, the airy dining room fills with well-dressed patrons.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • The patrons tend to ignore the cooks, who are clearly visible in the open kitchen.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
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as in: a patron of the arts Define
someone who contributes money to an organization or: a supporter of an organization or person
as in: a patron of the restaurant Define
a customer -- especially a regular one
as in: a patron saint Define
in some Christian denominations: a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
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