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- adv. In a patronizing manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- With the condescension or air of a patron; condescendingly. Also spelled patronisingly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with condescension; in a patronizing manner
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And yet it is not unkindly meant: only patronizingly, which is worse.
As they came up Jake Rossmore called patronizingly:
Morgan patronizingly chose to believe that the socialists were taking advantage of the poor, innocent, ignorant shirtwaist girls; socialists responded that the shirtwaist girls were in greater danger from the “pretended friendship” of the rich.
Its one thing to address real world problems, its another to patronizingly “solve” them in a comic book.
“Chin up, Sula,” he said — a little patronizingly, she thought, but she did not have the strength or humor for that argument — so she just nodded and choked out, “Goodbye.”
So in this big election year, if politicians at every level of elected office nationwide really respect our military and veterans, they won't just use them as political props or patronizingly applaud them at rallies.
They met him deferentially, but not patronizingly.
Though tatty, these neighborhoods were what would now be called, somewhat patronizingly, “intact communities.”
And the looks they cast upon her were black and frowning, save -- and far worse -- where the merrier souls leered patronizingly into her face and chuckled unmentionable things.
Mubarak did say that he is transferring some powers to his vice president, Omar Suleiman, who has patronizingly insisted that Egyptian protesters should "go back to work."