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[proh-tuh-zhey, proh-tuh-zhey] /ˈproʊ təˌʒeɪ, ˌproʊ təˈʒeɪ/
a woman under the patronage, protection, or care of someone interested in her career or welfare.
Origin of protégée
1770-80; < French, feminine of protégé protégé Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I shall employ it now, for my protegee, Miss Trant, will be my only manager.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • As she was leaving the Rostovs she called her protegee aside.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Katherine's answer was to stretch out her hand and take that of her protegee, which she held tenderly.

    A Crooked Path Mrs. Alexander
  • When are you going to put my protegee into the operating-room?

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The second mate was a protegee of mine; and, as I have before observed, was a very young man of not much experience as a seaman.

  • Miss Toland chuckled; she was well pleased with her protegee.

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • Yet now that his protegee had been accepted by others, he questioned that judgment and became her critic.

  • Louise beamed with pride over the impression her protegee was making.

    Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer
  • A sweet young girl, Olivia's protegee, completes the very limited dramatis person.

    Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott
  • I can give you a good deal of information concerning your protegee, and also our group.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy

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