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.
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Perhaps treating his own book deadline with a similar reverence, Mr. Santella twice visits New Orleans to see the shrine of St. Expedite, the patron saint called upon to fix procrastinators.
The 60th edition will roll down Michigan Avenue this weekend, a full six days before the official celebration of Ireland’s patron saint on March 17.
Saint George has served as the country's patron saint since before the Tudor period.
There’s also a stained glass window of the archangel Michael — Jerry’s middle name and the patron saint of warriors, the sick and the suffering — dedicated to him on The Gallery’s second floor.
Continue up the road to the Museo del Tesoro di San Gennaro, which was a thank-you from ruling royals, including the Bourbons, to Naples’s patron saint.
And much like love itself, St. Valentine and his reputation as the patron saint of love are not matters of verifiable history, but of faith.
Thursday’s Google Doodle honors St. David’s Day, a celebration in the United Kingdom of the patron saint of Wales.
Sarah Palin, the first politician with a national profile who managed to appeal to each of these constituencies, went on to become a sort of patron saint of the movement after her ticket’s loss in 2008.
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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
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