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protégée

[proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey] /ˈproʊ təˌʒeɪ, ˌproʊ təˈʒeɪ/
noun
1.
a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.
Origin of protégée
1770-1780
1770-80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé
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  • When are you going to put my protegee into the operating-room?

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  • As she was leaving the Rostovs she called her protegee aside.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Frau Schurstab shook her head over her protegee's varying moods.

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  • Miss Toland chuckled; she was well pleased with her protegee.

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  • Louise beamed with pride over the impression her protegee was making.

    Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer
  • I can give you a good deal of information concerning your protegee, and also our group.

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  • "I do not see what else can be done, my dear," she said to her protegee.

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • Of course Katherine lost no time in visiting her protegee Rachel.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • So Katherine walked back to write both to Bertie and their protegee.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • I shall employ it now, for my protegee, Miss Trant, will be my only manager.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander

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