Example sentences for: patrician

How can you use “patrician” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Singer was, Kazin recalled, fascinated to learn that Wilson, that patrician WASP man of letters, had chosen a Hebrew inscription for his headstone.

  • His efforts to insinuate himself were so relentless that Cary Reich, the author of this sprawling new biography (and of an earlier biography of the financier André Meyer), refers to his subject as a "patrician Sammy Glick" (though he never reaches the heights of heeldom demonstrated by the hero of Budd Schulberg's novel about pre-war Hollywood back-stabbing).

  • Plimpton got lost in his list at one point, but despite referring to one of the contributors to the display's soundtrack as "Cecille Dion," he brought to the event his patrician sonorities and his fabled familiarity with fireworks.

  • Besides giving New Jersey voters a much-needed break from Whitman's attacks on her opponent and his "high-tax philosophy," it is also a well-calculated response to McGreevey's attacks on Whitman as clueless snob and insensitive patrician.

  • At the southern end of Cardine V, the patrician House of the Stags (Casa dei Cervi) is named after its frescoes of two stags being attacked by hounds.


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