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as in:  a patron of the arts

She is well known as a patron of the arts in our city.
  someone who contributes money to an organization


a supporter of an organization or person
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patron patrons patronal
Strongly Associated with:   patronize, patronage
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  • She is well known as a patron of the arts in our city.
  • The Earl of Southampton was Shakespeare’s only known patron.
  • Metty had taken to calling me patron, and in the presence of a third person, could make it sound ironical.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Bellona was our patron goddess for generations.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • I have found out who my patron is.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • All through history artists have survived by taking money from old men. There’s nothing wrong with having a patron.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • The quest has been issued by Mars Ultor, patron of Rome.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • This is the average age of my Hunters, and all young maidens for whom I am patron, before they go astray.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • you would have thought St. Vitus himself, that blessed patron of the dance, was figuring before you in person.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • Would you attack your patron? the woman chided. Her voice echoed in Jason’s head. Lower your sword.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero

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  • ...and will repute you ever the patron of my life and liberty.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • Therefore, to my patron I will be scrupulously true.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I tell thee, Syracusan, twenty years
    Have I been patron to Antipholus,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • ...they had patrons who understood the need to pay for basic things such as paper and paint 
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • now his patron’s dead
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • He said, in the French accent he had picked up, "I must do nothing indecent in front of the patron."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Metty said, "We must go there, patron."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • And he, glad of the chance to come out and be active, said, "Patron," and frowned to show how seriously he took the business of closing up the shop.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I am telling you, patron.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I will leave her, patron.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • He said through the door, "Patron."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I am the one who judged the dispute between Athena and Poseidon, and chose Athena to be the patron of the city.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He said, "I suppose you know why you come back, patron."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • That is what you have come back for, patron.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Late one evening, when he returned to the flat after being with his family, Metty came into my room and said, "I can’t take it, patron."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • And all that he said when I went up the external staircase, and found him standing in the doorway of his room, was: "I didn’t expect to see you back, patron."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I am an obscure, unnoticed man, without patron or friend to help me.
    Collins, Wilkie  --  The Woman in White
  • Crawley had made some other use of the money confided to her than that for which her generous patron had given the loan.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • The patron of my life and liberty.
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • There came a time when his friend and patron, John of Gaunt, fell from power, and Chaucer lost his appointments.
    Marshall, H.E.  --  English Literature For Boys And Girls
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Associated words [difficulty]:   patron [2] , patronize [2] , patronage [4] , patronize [2] , patronage [4]
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