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a person belonging to the nobility or aristocracy — sometimes specifically of ancient Rome
  • His face did not belong to modern civilization, but to ancient Rome; the face of an eternal patrician.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (5% in)
  • So Joel Sutton talked about badminton; that was his hobby; it was a patrician hobby, he explained, he was not being common like other men who wasted time on golf.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (68% in)
  • On foggy evenings, under a gas lantern on a street corner, nobody noticed the slender figure leaning against a lamppost, the aristocrat of the Middle Ages, the timeless patrician whose every instinct cried that he should command, whose swift brain told him why he had the right to do so, the feudal baron created to rule—but born to sweep floors and take orders.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (43% in)
  • # The secretary in the reception room looked, startled, at the patrician gentleman whose face she had seen so often in the papers.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (61% in)
  • The patrician head, held level, the fleshless face that had shrunk tighter together.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (47% in)

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