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puh tri shuhn

  • n  a person of refined upbringing and manners
  • n  a member of the aristocracy
  • s  befitting a person of noble origin
    a patrician nose
  • s  belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy
    patrician landholders of the American South
    patrician tastes

  • The story has a patrician backdrop with majestic balls, hunting expedtions, fiercely contested polo games and unadulterated lazing. .
  • Although the patrician Thai Democrat can count on support from the urban middle class, as well as residents of Thailand's largely Muslim south, Abhisit will have a tougher time .
  • The greatest is Julius Caesar, penniless patrician, demagogue, traitor to his class, brilliant lawyer, writer, invincible general, creator of an empire.
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  • Virtual real estate investor to speak Tuesday
    SCHERERVILLE | “Virtual” Real Estate investing and marketing expert Duncan Wierman will be the keynote speaker at the Financial Momentum Club's meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Patrician Banquet Center, 410 U.S. 30
    July 22, 2013 - The Times of Northwest Indiana
  • The Guardian’s Website Has A Button That Turns Off Royal Baby Coverage
    The impending birth of the new Prince or Princess of Cambridge is the biggest story of the morning/week/month/year...if you're the type who needs the meaningless void of modern life filled by state-affirming spectacle. If you're not, then the ginormous bonfire of patrician worship at a time of massive British economic stagnation might not be your cup of afternoon tea. Don't worry, punks—the ...
    July 22, 2013 - Mediaite

  • Herman Melville in Boston Globe (registration)
    Nowhere in all America,wrote Herman Melville, "will you find more patrician-like houses, parks, and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford . . . all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian...
  • Martin Amis in Financial Post
    The money was running out,writes Amis. "The money was always running out. Its identity - the only thing it had plenty of - was patrician; its owner and editor, despite the desperate squalor of his surroundings, always wore a monocle and...
  • John Goodman in Jakarta Globe
    It's just a voice I heard in my head,Goodman explained, "along with all the other voices there - the barking dogs and the rest. I need to make it more distinctly American, sort of like Bill Buckley. I'm trying to make it more a patrician...

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