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It was a patterned, an inculcated, a stage-directed fixed idea.

They became to their pupils ideals of manhood worthy to be patterned after.

We patterned it to fit the evolution of the three thousand worlds.

A nation is, more or less, patterned after its prominent men.

The government of earth was patterned after the kingdom on high.

The counties themselves were patterned after the English counties.

Her sleeves were very large and patterned with strings of pearls.

But all the new kinds of lamps were patterned after the Argand.

Some of the passenger coaches are patterned after the American cars.

Say what you will, the family is apt to be patterned after the government.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "outline, plan, model, pattern;" early 15c. as "model of behavior, exemplar," from Old French patron and directly from Medieval Latin patronus (see patron).

Extended sense of "decorative design" first recorded 1580s, from earlier sense of a "patron" as a model to be imitated. The difference in form and sense between patron and pattern wasn't firm till 1700s. Meaning "model or design in dressmaking" (especially one of paper) is first recorded 1792, in Jane Austen.

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