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  • adj. Befitting a patrician.


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patrician +‎ -ly


  • Other than walking around and smiling in a good natured, patricianly manner, he doesn't seem to have any connection at all with normal middle class people.

    TV Review: Tory Toff by Peter Hitchens

  • This explains the litany of septuncial lettertrumpets honorific, highpitched, erudite, neoclassical, which he so loved as patricianly to manuscribe after his name.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Which last, though blue beyond all shadow of doubt, yet manifested itself in divers quite ordinary ways as, -- in complexions of cream and roses; in skins sallow and wrinkled; in noses haughtily Roman or patricianly Greek, in noses mottled and unclassically uplifted; in black hair, white hair, yellow, brown, and red hair; -- such combinations as he had seen many and many

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • Six-foot-five, wickedly charming and patricianly handsome, he had been the consummate "extra man," a skilled practitioner of "the night shift," as he called his after-hours life on the benefit, dinner party and opera circuit, which he pursued full-throttle, as his employers encouraged him to do, for the connections he made there brought the auction house some of its best sales.

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  • With a patricianly beautiful wife whose scholarship matched his own and whose frigidity allowed him to indulge a perilous penchant for undergraduate girls, he couldn’t lose.


  • Ph. D, author, and a man of great note in his own mind, he patricianly attempts to lectures us all about his vainglorious sense of political civility, use of common day technology (e.g.,



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