protectress


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pro•tect•ress

(proʊˈtɛk trɪs)

n.
a woman who guards or defends someone or something; protector.
[1560–70]
usage: See -ess.
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protectress

[prəˈtektrɪs] Nprotectora f

protectress

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But the only son of their protectress had the management of her property; and, by carelessness and extravagance involved it to a large amount, and at last failed.
It were not fit I should do so,'' answered Rebecca, with proud humility, ``where my society might be held a disgrace to my protectress.
In the meantime, O venerable protectress of the wandering Rogue
She had entered the house, feeling (perhaps unconsciously) a jealousy of Miss Pink, as her predecessor in Isabel's affections, and as the natural protectress of the girl under existing circumstances.
She attempted to relate what she had heard to her good friend and protectress.
The first lines she read informed her that she had found the Colonel's letter of introduction, presenting his daughter to her protectress on her arrival in England
To hear her speak of you, her protectress, her mother, would bring tears to the eyes of ogres.
This benefit was fully repaid; Justine was the most grateful little creature in the world: I do not mean that she made any professions I never heard one pass her lips, but you could see by her eyes that she almost adored her protectress.
After thinking the subject over carefully, I felt certain that I could only begin the new inquiries by placing myself in communication with the faithful friend and protectress of Anne Catherick.
Oliver, having had by this time as much of the outer coat of dirt which encrusted his face and hands, removed, as could be scrubbed off in one washing, was led into the room by his benevolent protectress.
She has been represented as the patroness of drug runners, not "the protectress of narco-violence victims," as Chesnut maintains.
Rita's sacrificing family notions so dear to her, for the sake of becoming a virgin bride of Christ, the patriarch added that she was eventually rewarded for all that by becoming the protectress of small children and those about to give off the Ghost on their death bed, as he said.