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This week's theme: words to describe people.
patrician (puh-TRISH-uhn) noun
A person of high social rank, good background, etc.; an aristocrat.
[From Latin patricius (having a noble father), from pater (father).]
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-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)
"The exciting new tie width even spawned a musical genre (probably invented by some dull, pipe-smoking patrician at Rolling Stone Magazine)." Simon Mills; The Day Ties Went Size Zero; The Guardian (London, UK); Oct 26, 2007.
He had the rare quality of not only loving but respecting childhood -- its innocence, its keen sense of justice, its passionate and yet sensitive affections. -Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, novelist and poet (1826-1887)
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