- proud as a peacock,
- proud flesh,
Origin of protégée
Examples from the Web for protegee
I shall employ it now, for my protegee, Miss Trant, will be my only manager.
Her first protegee married well, under her auspices, and from henceforth her house was rarely empty.
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
A sweet young girl, Olivia's protegee, completes the very limited dramatis person.Louisa May Alcott|Louisa May Alcott
As she was leaving the Rostovs she called her protegee aside.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy