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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Protectress A woman who protects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n protectress A woman who protects.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. protectrix,


In literature:

She was now the protectress and the consoler of a man she admired and revered.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866" by Various
She was the protectress of those who sailed the seas, and the care of children as they came into the world was also hers.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
As a forest Goddess, and as Protectress of the Night, she'd been able to tell him a lot about how an orgy was arranged.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
My kind protectress did not forget me.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was unfeignedly sorry to part with his protectress.
"Under the Rebel's Reign" by Charles Neufeld
And now I must make the reader somewhat better acquainted with my kind protectress.
"Valerie" by Frederick Marryat
In our own time the Madonna di Custonaci reigns upon the Mountain, and is Protectress of the whole comune.
"Diversions in Sicily" by H. Festing Jones
Isabella, his generous protectress, was dead.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
O saviour, Queen, Protectress, hear me!
"Saronia" by Richard Short
The susceptible child was soon led to adopt the faith of her protectress.
"Louis XIV., Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
She sank down at Miss Wentworth's feet, and held tightly by her unwilling protectress.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Jamie's gaze was less sympathetic; he looked puzzled, and kept very close to his protectress.
"A Vanished Hand" by Sarah Doudney
I was her protectress, and carried her off with her faithful Passerose in a cloud.
"Old French Fairy Tales" by Comtesse de Ségur
The girl's pleasure seemed so innocent, and that of her protectress and guardian so generous, so tender.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Amalia knew how to avoid arousing Fernanda's jealousy by posing as the confidante and protectress of her love.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Actaeon, on beholding his beautiful protectress in the light of the sun, felt a thrill of desire rush through his body.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
To be protected humiliates them; what they long for most of all is to be acknowledged as protectresses.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Upon the reopening of Port-Royal (in 1689), her powerful protectress, Mme.
"Women of Modern France (Illustrated)" by Hugo Paul Thieme (1870-1940)
Isis and Nephthys are often mentioned together as protectresses of the dead.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Without many words, he had understood that she was to be his protectress.
"L'Arrabiata and Other Tales" by Paul Heyse

In poetry:

Above the glow of molten steel,
The roar of furnace, forge, and shed,
Protectress of the City's weal,
Now, Learning rears her loftier head;
"Primacy Of Mind" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Notre-Dame de la Garde is traditionally regarded as the guardian and the protectress of the city.