Power transfers in a state capital generally follow a pattern.
She coiffed her hair and wore high heels to run errands; she matched her kitchen wallpaper to her China pattern.
What stands out is a positive willpower and drive seen in the strong, upward-slanting ‘t’ bars (as in “pattern”).
Grief, he tells us, “destroys all patterns, destroys even more: the belief that any pattern exists.”
And some schools still follow this pattern; Brown for example, deferred 2,000 of its 2,900 early applicants.
To make a pattern of this kind is not such an easy matter as it looks.
If I had seen it in the pattern I should have said it was impossible for your colouring.
The pattern may now be tried on the head for any necessary alterations.
It was precisely on the pattern of that worn by the visionary Maid.
He went out into the clearing and began to lay them out in a pattern.
early 14c., "outline, plan, model, pattern;" early 15c. as "model of behavior, exemplar," from Old French patron and directly from Medieval Latin patronus (see patron).
Extended sense of "decorative design" first recorded 1580s, from earlier sense of a "patron" as a model to be imitated. The difference in form and sense between patron and pattern wasn't firm till 1700s. Meaning "model or design in dressmaking" (especially one of paper) is first recorded 1792, in Jane Austen.
1580s, "to make a pattern for, design, plan," from pattern (n.). Meaning "to make something after a pattern" is c.1600. Phrase pattern after "take as a model" is from 1878.