Michael's swift glance went to him, his soul irradiated by that unprotesting affirmation of Potch's faith.
He was an unprotesting martyr to the low suspicions of his family.
unprotesting, Cole got to his feet, allowing the doctor to take hold of his arm and help him up.
As a matter of course, without complaint, with unprotesting patience.
Indeed, he is sometimes speedily sent the way of the unfit and unprotesting earthworm.
After a week of this, they moved the unprotesting Ambassador into a newer, bigger, stronger death cell.
He pressed the surface carefully and returned it to the stiff, unprotesting fingers.
She considered the speaker: his outlandish garb, his unprotesting self-possession.
She was borne on, breathless, unprotesting, to the white palings where the paygate was.
She threw her arms around Blancos neck: he was nearer than any tree, and as unprotesting.
c.1400, "avowal, pledge, solemn declaration," from Old French protest (Modern French prôtet), from preotester, and directly from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest," from pro- "forth, before" (see pro-) + testari "testify," from testis "witness" (see testament).
Meaning "statement of disapproval" first recorded 1751; adjectival sense of "expressing of dissent from, or rejection of, prevailing mores" is from 1953, in reference to U.S. civil rights movement. First record of protest march is from 1959.
mid-15c., "to declare or state formally or solemnly," from Old French protester, from Latin protestari "declare publicly, testify, protest" (see protest (n.)). Original sense preserved in to protest one's innocence. Related: Protested; protesting.