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patronize
used in Northanger Abbey

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Definition
treat in a manner that demonstrates a sense of superiority, but is supposed to seem kind

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the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?
    Chapter 5 (67% in)

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