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patron
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
a patron of the arts
Definition
someone who contributes money to an organization

or:

a supporter of an organization or person
  • When he realized what I was talking about, that there were twinkle-bells of sunshine in the room, he smiled like a weather man, like an ecstatic patron of recurrent light, and repeated the news to Daisy.
    p. 89.6
patron = supporter
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2  —1 use as in:
a patron of the restaurant
Definition
a customer — especially a regular one
  • The fact was infinitely astonishing to him, and I recognized first the unusual quality of wonder, and then the man — it was the late patron of Gatsby's library.
    p. 54.1
patron = person who was making use
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