Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PATTING

"Not now," said Phil, patting his shoulder, with imperturbable good-nature.

"I think I'll stay for the meeting," said Yates, approaching him and patting the horse.

She bent forward and took one of his hands, patting it softly.

The hand lifted and descended again in a patting, caressing movement.

In the meantime the love-master was patting White Fang and talking to him.

"That's right, my son," the old man said, patting his son on the back.

She was looking at me intently and the toe of her riding boot was patting the leaves.

"Down, Jack," he said to the dog for the twentieth time, patting its sleek head.

“Sure,” returned Hardy, patting his pony carefully upon the shoulder.

"Tis a darling you wor," said Kerry, patting her over from her mane to her hind quarters.