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  • adj. Alternative form of unpatronized.

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  • adj. having little patronage or few clients


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  • The real difficulty, for it is not to be dissembled that there is a difficulty, is that the independent voters, those who are desirous of voting for unpatronised persons of merit, would be apt to put down the names of a few such persons, and to fill up the remainder of their list with mere party candidates, thus helping to swell the numbers against those by whom they would prefer to be represented.

    Representative Government

  • The author, when unpatronised by the Great, has naturally recourse to the bookseller.

    Life of Johnson

  • Far from the society of scholars and artists, ignorant of courts, unpatronised by princes, he wrought for himself alone the miracle of brightness and of movement that delights us in his frescoes and his easel-pictures.

    Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 The Fine Arts

  • What arguments he used on this point cannot exactly be known, for Sir Everard was never supposed strong in the powers of persuasion; but the young officer, immediately after this transaction, rose in the army with a rapidity far surpassing the usual pace of unpatronised professional merit, although, to outward appearance, that was all he had to depend upon.

    Waverley — Volume 1


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