Examples of patron saint in a Sentence
St. David is the patron saint of Wales.
St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers.
The success of her books has made her the patron saint of a new literary movement.
Recent Examples of patron saint from the Web
If the royals follow a similar schedule this go around, that would put the new baby's arrival right around April 23, otherwise known as the feast of St. George, the patron saint of England.
There, calmly staring out at the players, is a replica of the Virgin of Montserrat, Catalonia’s most famous religious icon and its patron saint, with Baby Jesus on her lap.
San Francisco, named for the patron saint of animals, has a reputation for a strong social conscience, often at a cost to businesses.
One of Baltimore’s earliest St. Patrick’s Day parades may have included an appearance by the patron saint of Ireland himself.
The Archdiocese of Detroit on Friday used Twitter to ask the public: Who should be designated the patron saint of potholes?
Rumi and his patron saint, Shams Tabrizi, spoke Persian and were born in what was then the Persian Empire.
But Abba Moses is an unlikely patron saint for contemporary Turks.
If Phoebe Philo is the patron saint of artful, accomplished women, then Haider Ackermann must be the equivalent for men.
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PATRON SAINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of patron saint for English Language Learners
: a saint who is believed to protect a particular place or type of person
: a person who is known or admired as a leader or example
PATRON SAINT Defined for Kids
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