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Definition of Pat

  • To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
  • A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.
  • A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
  • Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.
  • In a pat manner.
  • a light touch or stroke
  • the sound made by a gentle blow
  • hit lightly
  • pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • completely or perfectly

How to use pat in a sentence. Pat pronunciation.

Pat Carabine was telling his flock last Sunday of the tortures of the damned, and having said all he could about devils and pitchforks and caldrons, he came to a sudden pause-a blank look came into his face, and, looking round the church and seeing the sunlight streaming through the door, his thoughts went off at a tangent.
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The poor man was Pat Kearney.
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It is strange, certainly, coincidence after coincidence,' he said; and he stood looking at Pat as if he didn't know him, till the poor man was frightened and began to wonder, for no one had ever looked at him with such interest, not even the neighbour whom he had asked to marry him three weeks ago.
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And this Pat Kearney, who was a short, thick-set man, sinking into years, began to wonder what new misfortune had tracked him down.
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His teeth were worn and yellow as Indian meal, and his rough, ill-shaven cheeks and pale eyes reminded the priest of the country in which Pat lived, and of the four acres of land at the end of the boreen that Pat was digging these many years.
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Pat had come to tell him that there was work to be had in Tinnick, but that he didn't dare to show himself in Tinnick for lack of clothes, and he stood humbly before the priest in a pair of corduroy trousers that hardly covered his nakedness.
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And it was as Father Oliver stood examining and pitying his parishioner's poverty it had occurred to him that, if he were to buy two suits of clothes in Tinnick and give one to Pat Kearney, he might wrap the other one in a bundle, and place it on the rocks on the Joycetown side.
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It was not likely that the shopman in Tinnick would remember, after three months, that he had sold two suits to the priest; but should he remember this, the explanation would be that he had bought them for Pat Kearney.
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And Pat, who hadn't spoken to anyone since the woman whose potatoes he was digging said she'd as soon marry him as another, began to chatter, and to ramble in his chatter.
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Pat hesitated, not liking to say that he would be hard set to get round Father Moran.
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Pat Kearney, whose theological knowledge did not extend very far, remained silent, and the priest was glad of his silence, for he was thinking that in a few minutes he would catch sight of the square whitewashed school-house on the hillside by the pine-wood, and the thought came into his mind that he would like to see again the place where he and Nora once stood talking together.
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Pat Kearney's cabin was close by, but Pat had no clothes except those on his back, and would have to go round the lake to Garranard; and the priest thought how he would sit naked in Kearney's cottage hour after hour. 'If anyone comes to the cabin I shall have to hold the door to.
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Sam bought all the corn balls Pat had left, to celebrate the opening race and Mr. May's birthday.
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The names of those present on this occasion are unimportant, but they had been known to generations of school-boys as Sighs, Tar, Winks, Squirts, and Pat. They all knew Tom Perkins.
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Others find the examinations too hard for them; one failure after another robs them of their nerve; and, panic-stricken, they forget as soon as they come into the forbidding buildings of the Conjoint Board the knowledge which before they had so pat.
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Philip felt a little inclined to pat himself on the back for his skill in managing the business.
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Charlotte has won all the prizes," she added, giving her sister-in-law a little pat, which made Lady Otway more uncomfortable still.
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He approached the animal now on the side to which its head was thrust to watch him, and, to his great surprise, Gros did not stir, but moved his head a little, and let him approach, pat his neck, and pull his ears.
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He gave the mule a final pat, and then hurried back to the tent, where the fire was burning steadily, but wanted replenishing.
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He pressed it firmly and then gave me a final pat on the head.
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Examples of Pat

Example #1
But, talking of hell, I heard a good story yesterday.
Example #2
And I leave yourself to imagine the groaning that was heard in the church that morning, for weren't they all small tenants?
Example #3
And turning towards the sunlit doorway, he saw a poor man standing there, not daring to disturb the priest, thinking, no doubt, that he was engaged in prayer.
Example #4
The feeling suddenly came over him that he was not alone; it was borne in upon him-he knew not how, neither by sight nor sound-through some exceptional sense.
Example #5
And this Pat Kearney, who was a short, thick-set man, sinking into years, began to wonder what new misfortune had tracked him down.
Example #6
His teeth were worn and yellow as Indian meal, and his rough, ill-shaven cheeks and pale eyes reminded the priest of the country in which Pat lived, and of the four acres of land at the end of the boreen that Pat was digging these many years.