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The famous professor mentored her during her years in graduate school
  someone who guides and advises another who is less experienced; or the act of providing such guidance
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mentoring mentor mentors mentored
Strongly Associated with:   protégé
More rarely, in the ancient Greek story of The Odyssey, Mentor was a friend of Odysseus.
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  • The famous professor mentored her during her years in graduate school
  • Each new employee is matched with a mentor.
  • The man who mentored— and clothed—my grandfather followed his dreams and made history.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • As my mentor in the Games it was his duty to keep me alive.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire

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  • I roll my eyes, long out of patience with my mentor, his weakness for drink, and...
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The mentor could not be a family member.
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • "He’s my mentor, Adam.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • It was also there that my father met his mentor Akbar Khan, who although he had not gone to college himself lent my father money so he could.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • She raised a hand and smoothed her mentor’s white hair.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Some became trustees, mentors, and advocates against violence among inmates.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • My first mentor was a middle-aged Scotsman who gained his livelihood delivering ice, but who was in fact an ardent amateur mammalogist.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • My first mentor called me E’lir because I was clever and I knew it.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She’d been only eight when Arobynn Hamel, her mentor and the King of the Assassins, found her half-submerged on the banks of a frozen river and brought her to his keep on the border between Adarlan and Terrasen.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Long ago, in his youth, when he’d been a "troubled teen," as he told her without elaboration, a social worker at his school had signed him up for the Big Brother program, and he’d always felt that his big brother—his mentor, he calls him—kept him on track.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He was a mentor and one of the main reasons I joined the service.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Their job was to mentor teens and show them what it meant to think like an engineer.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • They can be mentors or guides to the uncureds.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • How could I have failed to have the most helpless crush on such a generous, mind-and-life-enlarging mentor, pal, savior, sorcerer?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Did you have any female mentors?" she asks.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Chiron, Jason’s mentor at Camp Half-Blood, had assumed that meant that the giants would try to rouse the earth goddess at the original Mount Olympus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • "By any chance" — I leaned forward, no longer able to control my tone — "were you mentoring Kathy in Cleveland last Saturday, the night she was killed?"
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She’d improved—Branna gave her frustratingly faint praise for that— but she’d yet to reach the skill her exacting mentor judged strong enough.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • There was a murder to stop, a superhero to mentor, villains to vanquish, darkness to eradicate.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Then my mentor had glanced down on me and smiled.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Toohey’s indifference to religion was the only flaw that disturbed him in the person of his friend and mentor.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • There was no counseling, no mentoring, nothing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • With that camera, Gey and his mentor, Warren Lewis, filmed the growth of cells, a process so slow—like the growth of a flower—the naked eye couldn’t see it.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • But most important, she paid close attention to her mentor—the father who appeared before her sometimes and told her things.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • And, above all, he prayed for his mentor… Bishop Aringarosa… that the Lord would not take him before his time.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I’d always thought of him as Baba’s quiet alter ego, my writing mentor, my pal, the one who never forgot to bring me a souvenir, a saughat, when he returned from a trip abroad.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • My old mentor shook his head.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Each fledgling is paired with an adult mentor.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Just my luck, my angel mentor was tilted a bit to the sadistic side.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • But somehow I still hadn’t quite gotten the hero, the mentor, the teacher for the twins.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • I thought hard about how I defined myself: as a teacher, a computer scientist, a husband, a father, a son, a friend, a brother, a mentor to my students.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Not only was he facing the most devastating threat in Vatican history, but he was doing it without his mentor and friend …. flying solo.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • My brother became a successful high-school football coach and a mentor to hundreds of young men, helping them through the difficult transition from adolescence to manhood.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It was not that these two loving mentors deplored Scarlett’s high spirits, vivacity and charm.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He was only twenty-one and the Vanger’s German agent, a company veteran by the name of Hermann Lobach, was his chaperone and mentor.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Peterson became something of a mentor to Fischer and climbed with him intermittently over the next two decades.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • All I knew was that her old mentor, Iskandar, had put her into a magical sleep and hidden her somewhere, replacing her with a shabti to keep her safe; but I had no idea where the real Zia was sleeping.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Her mother-in-law and mentor, Baby Suggs, has a bad hip.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • People don’t have bosses, they have sponsors — mentors — who watch out for their interests.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He made sure to personally hunt down and kill each of his mentors.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The daydream about his late father, Langdon suspected, had been stirred by this morning’s unexpected invitation from Langdon’s longtime mentor, Peter Solomon.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Madrepores, which one must guard against confusing with precious coral, clothe their tissue in a limestone crust, and their variations in structure have led my famous mentor Professor Milne–Edwards to classify them into five divisions.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It would have been the centerpiece of a mentoring program— called Environmentors-with a black executive organized through the EPA.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • She walked in imitation of her mentor as requested, inwardly feeling that there was something strangely lacking.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Warmed up by the persistence of his mentor, in a few months Jose Arcadio Segundo came to be as adept in theological tricks used to confuse the devil as he was skilled in the tricks of the cockpit.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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