Examples from the Web for protective
By drawing boundaries against wrongful conduct, law provides a protective zone of freedom within those boundaries.
For instance, how do you balance honesty with any protective urge?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Former Texas governor Ann Richards was a big fan of the Texas Rangers, a contingent of which was her protective detail.
Overnight people shed their fears, their protective camouflage and their restraints.
In July 2014, Israel launched operation “Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip.
The chief danger really was lest they become too settled in the protective attitude.The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White
The protoplasm forms the living organism; the coat is a kind of protective covering or shell.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
Either the soul of an ancestor or that of a protective being is regarded as incorporated in the animal.Elements of Folk Psychology|Wilhelm Wundt
But there was one thing more alive in him at that moment than ever before, a sense of protective responsibility.A Scout of To-day|Isabel Hornibrook
The withdrawal of protective legislation proved the turning-point in the fortunes of the British shipowner.The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era, Vol. I (of 2)|Alexander Michie