American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Patton, Charley 1881-1934. American blues singer and guitarist who wrote several blues standards, including "Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues,” and helped pioneer the Mississippi blues style.
- Patton, George Smith, Jr. 1885-1945. American general. In World War II he led the Third Army's sweep across France and into Germany (1944-1945).
- n. A surname.
“Did you like that scene in "Patton" where General Patton slapped around the shell shocked soldier?”
“Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton is looking over his shoulder these days, and he's dreading that knock on the door.”
“General George Patton is buried there, between two American flags, facing the graves of over 5,000 American servicemen.”
“When Cabrera looked at Patton from the witness stand Tuesday and was asked to identify her attacker, she said, "It's him.”
“My grandfather signed up for a war the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, fought in Patton's army.”
“My grandfather marched in Patton's Army, but I cannot know what it is to walk into battle like so many of you.”
“Though big deal ... his grandfather served in Patton's army and I'm sure liberated OTHER prisoner camps.”
“In the next scenes, Patton is leading the attacks to relieve the breach head where the naval landing took place.”
“The word Patton is in your name and that ` s no coincidence.”
“Another very high and considerable cape I called Patton's Cape.”
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