Example sentences for: patten

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

  • Just the other day, Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa--who will take over from Patten come July 1--sent a very loud official signal by declaring that "a noninterference policy would not meet the needs and strengthen the competitiveness" of today's Hong Kong.

  • 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.

  • Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as saying Murdoch was China's "willing accomplice" in suppressing the truth about human rights: "His action to kill Christopher Patten's book is not isolated and is part of a pattern."

  • 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.

  • John Patten, the Education Secretary, is, according to The Times [4 February 1993], said to be anxious for standard English to be introduced without endangering regional variations.


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