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  • verb Present participle of matronize.


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  • This tedious and patronizing or is it matronizing? approach only antagonizes.

    Bill Gray Presentation « Climate Audit

  • And, as I said, I think that it ` s somewhat condescending and matronizing (SIC) of the National Organization for Women to be so critical and judgmental.

    CNN Transcript Jun 5, 2006

  • First of all, thanks for the patronizing–or is it “matronizing”?

    The Deep Throat and Catherine McKinnon

  •   “Why, Mother Yackle!” bellowed Sister Doctor in a matronizing manner.

    Son of a Witch

  • Trying to insult a woman with a label like “matronizing” is at least anti-woman.

    The Deep Throat and Catherine McKinnon

  • “If a woman patronized a guy, is that matronizing?”

    Death on a Vineyard Beach

  • This was by no means relished by the step-mother, who had no fancy for matronizing daughters so nearly her own age, and who wished no less fervently than the young ladies themselves, that something in the shape of a husband would appear to carry each of them off.

    Lewie Or, The Bended Twig

  • Mamie Gray, and already there were gossips whispering that she would soon forget she ever knew such a beau as Jerrold in the new-found happiness of another one; Hall was there with the doctor's pretty daughter, and Mrs. Hoyt was matronizing the party, which would, of course, have been incomplete without Alice.

    From the Ranks

  • The lady who was matronizing the tea recognized him, with a throe of her quickened conscience, as the young fellow whom she had met two winters before at the studio tea which Mr. Westover had given to those queer Florentine friends of his, and whom she had never thought of since, though she had then promised herself to do something for him.

    The Landlord at Lion's Head — Complete

  • "I guess I can," said Jeff; and in a minute or two they stood before the matronizing hostess, after a passage through the babbling and laughing groups that looked as impossible after they had made it as it looked before.

    The Landlord at Lion's Head — Complete


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