When Coburn dropped out over a somewhat technical disagreement, he found pat Toomey, fairly late in the process.
General Sarnoff, the chairman of the board of RCA; pat Weaver, the president of NBC; Max Liebman and Sid.
pat Tillman was a special guy, not just some jock constructing a different persona.
Chill them in the ice water, strain, pat dry, and reserve for the garnish.
The rest of his party fell in line so that by last Sunday night on CNBC pat Buchanan was referencing Father Coughlin.
The faithful dog lived for his master and yet Rose could not remember ever having seen Martin give him a pat.
You're not going to spring anything so pat as heart-disease on us?
pat them into water, and wash them with a birch broom till quite clean.
pat them in salt and water for two days, stirring them frequently.
pat turned to the boys, and they could see a quizzical gleam in his blue eyes.
c.1400, "a blow, stroke," perhaps originally imitative of the sound of patting. Meaning "light tap with hand" is from c.1804. Sense of "that which is formed by patting" (as in pat of butter) is 1754, probably from the verb. Pat on the back in the figurative sense attested by 1804.
"aptly, suitably, at the right time," 1570s, perhaps from pat (adj.) in sense of "that which hits the mark," a special use from pat (n.) in sense of "a hitting" of the mark. The modern adjective is 1630s, from the adverb.
1560s, "to hit, throw;" meaning "to tap or strike lightly" is from 1714; from pat (n.). Related: Patted; patting. The nursery rhyme phrase pat-a-cake is known from 1823. Alternative patty-cake (usually American English) is attested from 1794 (in "Mother Goose's Melody, or Sonnets for the Cradle," Worcester, Mass.).