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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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.
Their intimacy included games, jokes, memories, and protectiveness on the part of the older sister, amply repaid in this book.
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.
What seems to have motivated Rehnquist was not loyalty to Miranda's protections but rather institutional protectiveness. Miranda, his opinion noted, is a constitutional decision of the Supreme Court; if an act of Congress could overrule Miranda, the Supreme Court's authority over other issues would not long survive unchallenged.
The fierce protectiveness mothers have both for their unborn and their newly-born baby is a powerful force that becomes a catalyst for social change.
Human beings also interpret other programmed behaviors, such as protectiveness, and "read into them extravagant tales of love and fidelity," Budiansky says.
Each supplement showed a different benefit pattern, Joseph says, suggesting that blueberries' protectiveness may trace to more than oxidant quenches
Small details abound, giving the characters dimensions that speak to contemporary audiences: Tybalt's protectiveness toward his family clan shades his aggressiveness toward its rival.
Roston is convincing in suggesting that the representation of the fallen woman acts as a terrible reminder of the duty of man to the weaker and disadvantaged elements in Victorian society, but he ignores the complication which Rossetti explored in his poems 'ALast Confession' and 'Jenny' where protectiveness so easily slips into desire, and where the brother so easily becomes the lover.