Example sentences for: patronizing

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

  • Though meant as praise, it is in fact highly patronizing.

  • Of course, we don't want to get caught up in the intentional fallacy, and a work of art of strength should be open to a variety of interpretations, but I think there's a danger of missing the plot (and incidentally patronizing African culture) if we deny Ofili's Madonna its subversiveness, iconoclasm, and sheer naughtiness.

  • Four days before the election, with one poll showing the candidates in a virtual tie, Mulholland got the story out by shouting questions at the Republican during a campaign stop--accusing him of also patronizing a Sunset Boulevard strip club.

  • He appears to anticipate, and resent, our patronizing spying.

  • In defending this scenario, Bennett, Hatch, and others have already used the same argument conservatives denounce as elitist and patronizing in the case of the affirmative-action initiative: that disingenuous wording misled voters about the measure's real effect.


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