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She clung to him so that he could not help feeling himself her protector.

Is such the faith that Cora Munro would exact from her protector?

So young, so courted, so tempted as she must be—and with such a protector!

Donald had from the start constituted himself her protector in a lordly way.

But come, you are doubtless not aware that I am the protector of Lourdes here at Rome.

This saint became the Christian successor of Neptune, as the protector of seamen.

Then, changing his tactics, he said roughly: "I suppose you realise that you are your sister's protector?"

But on the other hand a poor widow is despised who has no protector.

Was it for Cesare Borgia to set up as a protector and avenger of cuckolds?

May my face be bright in your eyes, protector of the poor and husband of the widow!

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French protector (14c., Modern French protecteur) and directly from Late Latin protector, agent noun from protegere (see protection). Related: Protectoral.

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