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patronizing

pay truh nahy zing

  • v  assume sponsorship of
  • v  do one's shopping at; do business with; be a customer or client of
  • v  treat condescendingly
  • v  be a regular customer or client of
  • s  (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

  • A woman shopper patronizing a fruit stand at the edge of the crowd was shot dead.
  • Driven to distraction by a demanding, critical mother and a patronizing, "successful" younger sister, she begins making increasingly nasty prank calls to the payphone outside her window.
  • Using stage devices that delight with their low-tech ingenuity and a text that modernizes without patronizing, it shows that theater can provide not just escape but sometimes a glimpse of the divine.
News & Articles

  • YELM: Police: Man paid for sex with underage girl
    A 46-year-old Yelm man pleaded guilty Thursday to communication with a minor for immoral purposes and misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute.
    June 21, 2013 - The Olympian
  • Yelm man pleads guilty to soliciting 17-year-old prostitute
    A 46-year-old Yelm man pleaded guilty Thursday to communication with a minor for immoral purposes and misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute.
    June 20, 2013 - The Olympian
  • Fort Hood Soldier Charged With Patronizing A Prostitute
    Master Sgt. Brad Grimes was charged in military court Wednesday after paying for sex with a soldier. Grimes was charged with patronizing a prostitute, committing adultery and solicitation to commit adultery. The woman soldier, however, has not been charged. The charges stem from an investigation into Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, who was accused of sexual assault in May and arranging for a ...
    June 19, 2013 - Opposing Views
Quotes

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in ChristianityToday.com
    It seem[ed] so much in-line with what often we are charged with,Clinton said. "Someone goes to a closed-door fund-raiser in San Francisco and makes comments that do seem elitist, out of touch and, frankly, patronizing."
  • Lindsey Graham in ABC News
    Graham added, "while Barack Obama expresses appreciation for our troops' service, he refuses to acknowledge their success. They have worked too hard and sacrificed too much for a patronizing pat on the back. Barack Obama went two a half years...
  • Claire McCaskill in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    He's in a no-win situation,said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., an Obama backer. "If he stretches out his knowledge and expounds on all the things he knows, he runs the risk of being patronizing. If he is circumspect and is short-winded and...

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