Example sentences for: patronage

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

  • Siegel argues that funds from the federal Community Action Program, a neighborhood-based anti-poverty program, were used to buy peace from the black militants, allowing them to develop their own neighborhood-based patronage networks.

  • Bin Laden, accused by the United States of masterminding the terrorist bombings of U.S. missions in East Africa last year, is hiding in Afghanistan under the patronage of the Pakistan-supported Taliban regime, Asian Age said.

  • Businessmen used the patronage of politicians to buy companies at fire sale prices.

  • Analysts credited the victory to a near-totalitarian patronage system.

  • If nothing is done, the House of Lords will persist as a patronage tool for whichever party happens to control the House of Commons.

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