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patronize
used in Howards End

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

or:

the actions of a patron (to support someone or something; or to be a customer)
  • Still chattering, still thanking their host and patronising their future hostess, the guests were borne away.
    Chapter 26 (99% in)
  • Now he gave her a long account of the day-school that he sometimes patronised.
    Chapter 10 (78% in)
  • The patronising tone, thought Margaret, came well enough from a man who was old enough to be their father.
    Chapter 15 (59% in)
  • Her voice was gruffer, her manner more downright, and she was inclined to patronise the more foolish virgin.
    Chapter 17 (26% in)

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