a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.
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How to use protégée in a sentence
But whin things begun to took tough f'r his protegee he suggested another honoraryum.Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
"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
A sweet young girl, Olivia's protegee, completes the very limited dramatis person.Louisa May Alcott | Louisa May Alcott
In Trumet she had made Mrs. Dott her protegee because it was her nature to patronize, and Serena had not resented the patronage.Cap'n Dan's Daughter | Joseph C. Lincoln
Yet now that his protegee had been accepted by others, he questioned that judgment and became her critic.A Sappho of Green Springs | Bret Harte