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patron
used in Middlemarch

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in some Christian denominations:  a saint who is thought to look after a group, activity, or place
  • A man conscious of enthusiasm for worthy aims is sustained under petty hostilities by the memory of great workers who had to fight their way not without wounds, and who hover in his mind as patron saints, invisibly helping.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (26% in)

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