To pattern after
Pattern Pat"tern, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Patterned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Patterning}.] 1. To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

[A temple] patterned from that which Adam reared in Paradise. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

2. To serve as an example for; also, to parallel. [1913 Webster]

{To pattern after}, to imitate; to follow. [1913 Webster]


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