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Definition a person belonging to the nobility or aristocracy — sometimes specifically of ancient Rome
  • Implicit in the play is a great divide between superiors and inferiors, patricians and plebeians.
    T.E. Kalem  --  Time, 1973  --,9171,907198,00.html#ixzz0YqB0cDQU (retrieved 12/05/09)
  • He stared angrily back at the softly lit drawing-room of the hotel in which he imagined the sleek lives of the patricians of Ireland housed in calm.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He is handsome, with patrician features and swept-back, slightly greasy, light brown hair.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Zayd's grandfather on his dad's side (a patrician who was chairman and CEO of Commonwealth Edison Power) taught Zayd how to hunt.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The Demon's face was the same—a gleaming white mask of patrician, almost genderless beauty framed by smooth black hair that hung past his shoulders.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • The patrician savored its dark blend of tobaccos from Cuba, Honduras and Sumatra.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • His face did not belong to modern civilization, but to ancient Rome; the face of an eternal patrician.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • When nurses looked in they saw two exemplary young people, healthy and strong, dressed like patricians.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • A natural gentleman finds his way in, and will keep the oldest patrician out, who has lost his intrinsic rank.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • We articled clerks, as germs of the patrician order of proctors, were treated with so much consideration, that I was almost my own master at all times.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He looked up, staring across the green-lighted tent at the inbred, patrician lines of her face.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Welty lived in the state capital, Jackson, and had an accent different from the rather patrician speech of Faulkner.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • While a battle rages in the streets outside the palace, Pasquale is locked up in his patrician hothouse, holding an orgy.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • For example, the Roman republic had two legislatures, which had different opposite interests: the patrician and the plebian.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Edith Wayne was a patrician brunette, a serious, soft-voiced woman, sweet and kindly, despite a rather bitter experience that had left her worldly wise.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Sir Leicester receives the gout as a troublesome demon, but still a demon of the patrician order.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • She was in the high school, and had notions of life which were decidedly those of a patrician.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The Roman smiled as if complimented, and raised his patrician head a toss higher.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • His face was patrician, eager to serve an equal who needed his expertise.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Chapter V. Tom as a patrician.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper

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