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patron
as in:  a patron of the restaurant


She is one of our regular patrons.
  a customer — especially a regular one
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Strongly Associated with:   patronize, patronage
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  • 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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Associated words [difficulty]:   patron [2] , patronize [2] , patronage [4] , patronize [2] , patronage [4]
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