Part of speech: noun

A lover of his country.

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Usage examples "patriot":

  1. What a patriot he would have made, had our country been spared to us! - "The Crisis, Volume 4", Winston Churchill.
  2. Although he was a clergyman and a lover of peace, he was none the less a patriot. - "The Boy Scout Aviators", George Durston.
  3. For his biographer John of Barneveld is the true patriot, the martyr, whose cause was that of religious and political freedom. - "Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009.