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Hopkins was “a bit of a bad boy” when he was starting out — he recently celebrated his 45th year of sobriety — but despite his own volcanic energy and humor, he has often been cast as the butler or the buttoned-up patrician.Anthony Hopkins is welcoming old age by embracing his inner child|Tim Greiving|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Yet there was another side to this cool, handsome patrician, and it set him apart from his fellow executives in the Motor City.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the editor appreciated patrician breeding, so the kid came to work.The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko|John Schulian|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of those votes belonged to Justice Lewis Powell, a well-heeled, patrician justice from Virginia appointed by Richard Nixon.The Sodomy Case That May Sway Justice Kennedy’s Same-Sex Marriage Vote|Adam Winkler|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In one corner: the patrician, privileged, well-mannered 35-year-old Quayle.
He could be unbearably glib, but his patrician persona and acid tongue, his radiating sense of superiority, made for good showbiz.
Andrea held up her hand to appease the patrician, whose exaggeration annulled his superiority.
"I want you to whip this malapert with your sword-scabbard," roared the old patrician, pale with anger.
However, the six oarsmen of the patrician craft were rapidly diminishing the distance.
During this period there was little to choose between the fare of the proudest patrician and the humblest client.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
For the first eleven years after the passage of the Licinian Laws one consul was a plebeian and one a patrician.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States|James Hamilton Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for patrician
- a title borne by numerous princes including several emperors from the 8th to the 12th centuries
- a member of the upper class in numerous Italian republics and German free cities