Examples from the Web for protean
There seemed a sense that his blackness alone lent him a protean kind of wisdom, power, promise—hope, we might recall.How Barack and Michelle Have Normalized Black Prominence|John McWhorter|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As you stare at the protean work, the massive, fake, ink landscape fools you.A New Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum Puts a Modern Face on Chinese Art|Melik Kaylan|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All language is protean, a moment-in-time snap-shot of evolution in action.
Yet how, in this age of protean trends and indecipherable jargon, are we to draw the line?
Lupus is a protean disease that can cause inflammation in just about every part of the body, including the synovium.What’s Synovitis—and How Sick Will It Make Lady Gaga?|Kent Sepkowitz|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the devil in all his Protean shapes has been at his elbow, delighted at that father's indifference.Ginger-Snaps|Fanny Fern
Our protean enemy took his most fearful form in the War when he became a Hidden Hand.Waiting for Daylight|Henry Major Tomlinson
The subtile thought in many Protean shapes played before her fancy, but she would not try to catch it—no!The Golden Dog|William Kirby
Remains precisely the question: man feeling this protean capacity to grow a new organ: what organ?The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
Then it is that this Protean country offers its most impressive aspect.The Mediterranean|T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
British Dictionary definitions for protean
Word Origin for protean
Word Origin and History for protean
1590s, from Greek Proteus, sea god (son of Oceanus and Tethys) who could change his form; his name is literally "first," from protos "first" (see proto-).