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 for To pattern after
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              [A temple] patterned from that which Adam reared in
              Paradise.                             --Sir T.
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     2. To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.
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     To pattern after, to imitate; to follow.
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