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 (păt′rĭk), Saint ad 389?-461?
Christian missionary and patron saint of Ireland.
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(Biography) Saint. 5th century ad, Christian missionary in Ireland, probably born in Britain; patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: March 17
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(ˈpæ trɪk)

Saint, A.D. 389?–461?, British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland.
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Noun1.Patrick - Apostle and patron saint of IrelandPatrick - Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
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[ˈpætrɪk] NPatricio
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BUT two persons were now left in the summer-house--Arnold Brinkworth and Sir Patrick Lundie.
"Oh, Sir Patrick!" he said, warmly, "if my poor father had only taken your advice--"
"He would have thought twice before he gambled away his fortune on the turf; and he might have been alive here among us, instead of dying an exile in a foreign land," said Sir Patrick, finishing the sentence which the other had begun.
Arnold answered it, without the slightest hesitation; speaking with an unaffected modesty and simplicity which at once won Sir Patrick's heart.
"In plainer English still, you met adversity like a brave lad, and you have fairly earned the good luck that has fallen to you," rejoined Sir Patrick. "Give me your hand--I have taken a liking to you.
Sir Patrick touched a spring in the knob of his ivory cane.
Sir Patrick looked at the son of his old friend, with every appearance of being disappointed in the young man for the first time.
Geoffrey saved my life, Sir Patrick," he added, his voice rising, and his eyes brightening with honest admiration of his friend.
"It depends entirely on the value you set on your life," said Sir Patrick.
"Which you will repay one of these days, with interest--if I know any thing of human nature," answered Sir Patrick.
Arnold drew the right inference, this time, from Sir Patrick's language and Sir Patrick's tones.
"He presumes to exist--that's what he has done," retorted Sir Patrick. "Don't stare!