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Patron, he on whom another depends, in whose protection or dominion he lives: O thou clear god (the sun) “and p. of all light,” Ven. 860. twenty years have I (the duke) “been p. to Antipholus,” Err. V, 327. my body's fostering p. (the king) LLL I, 1, 223. “I'll plead for you as for my p.” Shr. I, 2, 156. “and will repute you the p. of my life and liberty,” IV, 2, 113. “call Warwick p.” H6C V, 1, 27. “patricians, --s of my right,” Tit. I, 1. “Andronicus, p. of virtue,” Tit. I, 1 “the five best senses acknowledge thee their p.” Tim. I, 2, 130. “my great p.” Lr. I, 1, 144. “my worthy arch and p.” II, 1, 61.
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