patriotic

[ pey-tree-ot-ik or, esp. British, pa- ]SEE DEFINITION OF patriotic
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The thoughts of the men of that day were as practical as their sentiments were patriotic.

Nevertheless you fulfilled a noble, sacred and patriotic duty.

Mitchel and Turtschin were too quick, that is, too patriotic.

The parks were milling with crowds who came to hear the patriotic speakers.

In that time I let my beard grow, and trained my hair into a patriotic unkemptness.

The men who now represent the 'patriotic' party will feather their own nests.

In patriotic Dublin the run on the Post Office was tremendous.

But they robbed and slew, when it was possible, with patriotic discrimination.

Instead of the Laborious washing more, the Patriotic washed less.

But all these patriotic manifestations have not prevented the snow-storm and the cold.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "of one's own country," from French patriotique or directly from Late Latin patrioticus, from Greek patriotikos, from patriotes (see patriot). Meaning "loyal, supporting one's own country" is from 1757. Related: Patriotical.

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