Protectiveness


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Protectiveness

See also Guardianship.
Adams, Parson Abraham
bookish, unworldly protector of the weak and innocent. [Br. Lit.: Joseph Andrews]
Darius
(d. 486 B.C.) Persian king; permits and guarantees rebuilding of temple. [O.T.: Ezra 6:6–12]
Douglas, the Widow
caretaker of Huck Finn. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
Epona (Bubona)
goddess; watched over cattle and horses. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 90]
Evelyn, Aunt
uses influence to keep nephew from war front. [Br. Lit.: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, Magill I, 579–581]
Genevieve, St.
saved Paris from marauders by intercession. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 147]
Hendon, Miles
disinherited knight takes urchin-prince under wing. [Am. Lit.: The Prince and the Pauper]
Ida
nymph who guarded infant Zeus from being eaten by father, Cronus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 134]
Jehosheba
secretes future king, Joash, from Athaliah’s slaughter. [O.T.: II Kings 11:2; II Chronicles 22:11]
Knights Templar
society formed to guard pilgrims to Jerusalem. [Medieval Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1066]
Kuan Yin
protectress of fishermen and housemaids. [Buddhism: Binder, 42]
Magwitch, Abel
saved by Pip; dedicates himself to Pip’s future. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Mannering, Guy
paternal helper of friend’s daughter and tutor. [Br. Lit.: Guy Mannering]
Michael, St.
guardian archangel. [O.T.: Daniel 10:13, 21; 12:1]
Nicholas, St.
protector of sailors; patron saint of schoolboys. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 12–13]
Old Yeller
friend and watchdog assumes houndly nobility. [Am. Cinema: Disney Films, 145–146]
Palladium
colossal statue whose presence insured Troy’s safety. [Rom. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 796]
Quasimodo
creature hides Esmeralda in sanctuary to save her. [Fr. Lit.: The Hunchback of Notre Dame]
Rahab
conceals two Israelite spies from Jericho authorities. [O.T.: Joshua 2:2–6]
ravens
during drought, Elijah is fed by them. [O.T.: I Kings 17:1–6]
Secret Service
provides security for U.S. presidents. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2466]
Swiss Guard
traditional papal escort. [Rom. Cath. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
Wells Fargo
armored carriers of bullion. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1147]
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In addition, the protectiveness of the enamel coating to TiAl intermetallics has been unaffected in spite of the formation of some new phases in the coating during oxidation at 900[degrees]C.
It's LeRoy's own fierce protectiveness of his characters that makes Harold's End more than another story of down-and-out hustlers.
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Robert Hughes, a 37-year-old father and grandfather, claims his behaviour is motivated by protectiveness towards his family - but concedes he can be intimidating to others.
Caring is a feeling that includes elements of spiritual love, protectiveness, and personal involvement.
That is a hard judgment for parents, those who go too far in their care and protectiveness.
Then, based upon the comedian's fierce protectiveness over his comedy routines (he once physically attacked comic Ed Wynn for allegedly stealing material), I played a hunch and checked the copyright division of the Library of Congress.
Bush has applied this lesson to his own style of governance, strengthening a protectiveness he showed as governor of Texas.
Ross Neil (Lennie) loomed impressively and movingly, while Theodore Baerg was equally memorable in conveying the unsentimental warmth and protectiveness of George.
Client protectiveness and suspicion often come between a CPA firm and its insurance affiliate.
They envision a world where people link together in a fundamental attitude of protectiveness, and act toward the good of a more equitable society (Novek, 1999).
She brings vulnerability to the role, which gives way to maternal protectiveness when the children are threatened.