Example sentences for: patten

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

  • The New York Times runs a banner headline across its top front and just underneath that, two big pictures: on the left, exiting British Governor Chris Patten, head bowed, holding his country's folded flag, and on the right, newly arrived Chinese soldiers raising theirs.

  • Christopher Patten advises the Chinese government that the colony's prosperity stems from its freedom.

  • However, it would be justified internationally as being akin to the electoral system that existed in Hong Kong prior to the democratic reforms introduced by the territory's last British governor, Chris Patten, in the face of Chinese objections.

  • In a scoop last Friday, the Daily Telegraph revealed the circumstances under which a Murdoch publishing company, the London subsidiary of HarperCollins, had canceled publication of the memoirs of Britain's last governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, for which it had already paid an advance of $200,000.

  • (They claimed that Patten's manuscript wasn't up to the mark, when its editor at HarperCollins, Stuart Proffitt, was already on record as finding it the most lucid and intelligent book he had ever received from a politician.)


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