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    patrician airs


    Evans wore English shoes and patrician airs. Frank had become close to raffish Beats like the poet Allen Ginsberg, and when Evans was hospitalized, he asked Frank not to bring ‘‘any of those friends of yours up here.’’ Frank believed that despite the humanity in his pictures, Evans ‘‘felt he was better than other people. That was something I couldn’t stand.’’ (The Man Who Saw America - By Nicholas Dawidoff)


    What does patrician airs mean?


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    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: patrician airs

    I've looked up for these words before but I still don't get the meaning. I think patrician airs must be something like a mental situation. But the verb is "to wear" and it becomes a little complicated to me.

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