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Adjective
Simple and somewhat glib or unconvincing
“First, those who have either been conditioned out of thinking about such questions or else have glibly assimilated pat religious answers lead impoverished lives.”
Adjective
Sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
“… on the issue of raising taxes the governor stands pat.”
Adjective
Relevant, suitable
Adverb
At exactly the right moment or in the right way; very conveniently or opportunely
“The happy ending came rather pat.”
Noun
A quick, light touch with the hand
“A quick pat of the pockets and a bit of fumbling produced the card.”
Noun
A compact mass of soft material
“The peas are covered in salted water, cooked until tender, seasoned with a pat of butter and served.”
Verb
Touch quickly and gently with the flat of the hand
“Tessa rolls her eyes, and actually has the nerve to pat me consolingly on the shoulder.”
Verb
To hit lightly and repeatedly with the flat of the hand to make smooth or flat
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