Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROTECTING

Sidney was holding the tiny squirrel in warm, protecting hands.

If God withdrew His protecting hand, I should perish immediately.

Katy shook off Linda's protecting arm and straightened suddenly.

She missed him poignantly, with all the force of her protecting passion.

Instead she was a lioness, watching over and protecting her sick mate.

The forehead seemed like the protecting rampart of this delicious face.

He was so small, yet had such a protecting way with the baby.

I for one would be thinking more of protecting you than fighting.

Behind them they heard the fire of their own cavalry, protecting their rear.

The Irish people will have no interest in protecting the British Government.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin protectus, past participle of protegere "to protect, cover in front" (see protection). International economics sense from 1789. Related: Protected; protecting.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.