from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Feeling, expressing, or inspired by love for one's country.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country; as, a patriotic statesman, vigilance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inspired by patriotism; actuated by love of one's country; zealously and unselfishly devoted to the service of one's country.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of patriotism; actuated by the love of country.
- Inspired by the love of one's country; directed to the public safety and welfare.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. inspired by love for your country
Two schools did just that earlier this week banning what they called patriotic clothing and flags.
In his room I observed a vast quantity of English books, and on his chimney stood what he called a patriotic clock, the dial of which was placed between two pyramids, on which were inscribed the names of republican authors, and on the top of one was that of our countryman, Mr. Thomas Paine -- whom, by the way, I understand you intended to exhibit in a much more conspicuous and less tranquil situation.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part I. 1792 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners
Perhaps he may have some of what he calls his patriotic friends with him.
The other, which they called the patriotic contribution, was expected to amount to a fourth of the fortunes of individuals, but at their own will and on their own estimate; but this contribution threatening to fall infinitely short of their hopes, they soon made it compulsory, both in the rate and in the levy, beginning in fraud, and ending, as all the frauds of power end, in plain violence.
China, with a potential market of 1.3 billion people, has even gone as far as promoting what it calls patriotic consumption.
"Any time people know what's going on in their companies, they do feel what you call a patriotic responsibility to invest there," said Paul Palazzo, a managing director for Altfest Personal Wealth Management in New York.
One of the most blatant examples was the great nineteenth-century giveaway of huge chunks of public land to a handful of railroad barons in the name of patriotic progress and “opening up the country.”
Apparently to him being patriotic is screwing and sometimes even KILLING his workers?
Now that Bush is out of office and Obama took his place … dissent is once again patriotic again.
As a show of support, the models began dressing in patriotic sailor or army outfits.
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