protégé

[ proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey ]SEE DEFINITION OF protégé

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This big lad, who had the massiveness and gentleness of a Fleming, was a protege of Lisa's.

And of course she was, as always, glad to see her protege, her Robert Penfold.

It pleased him to make his protege, his adopted son-in-law, happy.

I beg your Royal Highness's pardon, I hope you have not forgotten your protege, my son.'

"I say, you do that first rate," cried Tommy, who considered Nat his protege.

So much the worse; but, at least, I will do for your protege what you refuse to permit me to do for you.

I resigned myself to remain the protege of the fair unknown.

Mme. Husson had just retired when they informed her that her protege had disappeared.

Cecilia had formed the most extensive projects for the education of her protege.

I merely stated a fact—complimentary, one might think, to your protege.

WORD ORIGIN

1778, from French protégé (fem. protégée) "one who is protected," noun use of past participle of Middle French protéger "protect," from Latin protegere (see protect; also cf. protection).

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