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her latest protégé
  someone who receives help in their career from a more experienced or influential mentor or patron
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  • her latest protégé
  • One of the contestants will get a chance to become Donald Trumps protégé with a salary $250,000.
  • He is her latest protege.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Bet you can’t guess who the leaders’ new protégé is.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • If you weren’t a protégé of Mr. Keating’s, I wouldn’t bother to discuss the matter with you any further.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The chauffeur — he was one of Wolfshiem’s protégés — heard the shots — afterward he could only say that he hadn’t thought anything much about them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • But, no, gentlemen," said Stryver, looking all round, and snapping his fingers, "I know something of human nature, and I tell you that you’ll never find a fellow like this fellow, trusting himself to the mercies of such precious protégés.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • She became his counselor, and Jack, her protégé.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • That his protégé should turn out to be a maniac!
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • He demanded a great deal from protégés and colleagues, and he always forgave them when they didn’t measure up.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • Dr. Barnard was a key player in this inner council and was said to be a protégé of the president.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Mr Bloom, availing himself of the right of free speech, he having just a bowing acquaintance with the language in dispute, though, to be sure, rather in a quandary over voglio, remarked to his protégé in an audible tone of voice a propos of the battle royal in the street which was still raging fast and furious: —A beautiful language.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Reverend Verringer has indeed just come into the room, and is smiling at Simon with annoying benevolence, as if Simon is his protégé.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Barnoff was thrilled for his protégé, but Nathaniel was still after a bigger prize.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Among her protégés was the cartographer De Blasiis (whose Maps of the New World was dedicated to the Marquesa de Montemayor amid the roars of the courtiers at Lima who read that she was the "admiration of her city and a rising sun in the West"); another was the scientist Azuarius whose treatise on the laws of hydraulics was suppressed by the Inquisition as being too exciting.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • Whiggam, for this reason, after Clyde had gone, whispered to Kemerer as well as to several others, that Clyde might readily prove to be some one who was a protégé of the chief—and therefore they determined to "watch their step," at least until they knew what his standing here was to be.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • As I recall, you have been less than successful with your own protégés.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Codman, his protégé, whom he loved like a son.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • He was our driver from the airport, a protégé of mine and the son of a classmate I roomed with at the university.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The leader of the team was Sherrie’s protégé, another bright young civil attorney out of Boalt, Janice Pawlowsky.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • This is notably the case with /café/, /crêpe/, /début/, /débutante/, /portière/, /levée/, /éclat/, /fête/, /régime/, /rôle/, /soirée/, /protégé/, /élite/, /mêlée/, /tête-à-tête/ and /répertoire/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • My protege.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "It’s that protege of yours, that sweet Princess Drubetskaya, that Anna Mikhaylovna whom I would not take for a housemaid…. the infamous, vile woman!"
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Well, I shall write to the abbe; I shall hold him responsible for his protege’s misconduct, and I shall soon know all about this assassination.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Almost immediately, the Captain saw something in the skinny, hungry lad from Gary—some spark of raw intelligence, perhaps—and took him as a protege.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "Did you ever come across a protege of his—one Hyde?" he asked.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • That very cardinal who had taken the camerlegno under his wing had apparently later risen to the papacy and brought with him his young protege to serve as chamberlain.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Meanwhile she lay on her bed with old Joanna at her side, for even in her wanderings she did not forget her forlorn protege.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • This led to a more friendly and confidential dialogue; from which Oliver discovered that his friend’s name was Jack Dawkins, and that he was a peculiar pet and protege of the elderly gentleman before mentioned.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • My son inquired to what species of the monkey tribe I thought his protege belonged, which led to a good deal of talk on the subject, and conversation beguiling the way, we found ourselves ere long on the rocky margin of the stream and close to the rest of our party.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • In defence of your protege you can even be saucy.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But at the very moment when d’Artagnan stretched out his hand to receive it, M. de Treville was highly astonished to see his protege make a sudden spring, become crimson with passion, and rush from the cabinet crying, "S’blood, he shall not escape me this time!"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Shamash comes to defend them, but the quarrel between Shamash and Enlil, as though between sun and storm, breaks out again, and Shamash can only save one, Gilgamesh, his special protege: Enkidu must die.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • He is a distant relation of Lavinia’s protege.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • "I am quite pleased with your protege," she said to Mr. Brooke before going away.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • We knew you weren’t related to Mrs. Renling because we heard her say once to Mrs. Zeeland that you were her husband’s protege.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • And in the midst of mutual tears—for the emotions of the younger woman had awakened the sympathies of the elder—this promise was solemnly given by Miss Crawley, who left her little protege, blessing and admiring her as a dear, artless, tender-hearted, affectionate, incomprehensible creature.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • William and Fanny soon shewed themselves; and Sir Thomas had the pleasure of receiving, in his protege, certainly a very different person from the one he had equipped seven years ago, but a young man of an open, pleasant countenance, and frank, unstudied, but feeling and respectful manners, and such as confirmed him his friend.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • "Your protege has made us late," said he.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Otis, a protege of Gridley, had been for Adams the shining example of the lawyer-scholar, learned yet powerful in argument.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Possibly he did not wish to outshine Fox, his protege, who spoke next and who, at twenty-six, was already a dazzling political star.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • It does chance that her taste is mine in very many cases; but you underrate our protege when you speak of her as ignorant and uncultured.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • My dears, you imagined, I believe, that you were about to patronize this young gentleman, like some poor protege picked up somewhere, and taken under your magnificent protection.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • And there’s her latest protégé—the clumsy, charmless Mr. Bumble."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Abruptly and with oblique intent to raffle Hera, Zeus in cutting tones remarked: "Two goddesses have Menelaos for their protege— Hera, the patroness of Argos, and Athena, known as Guardian in Boiotia.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • ’Now, Potter —’ He made the same slashing movement with his wand that he had used on Hermione just as Harry yelled, ’Protege/’ Harry felt something streak across his face like a blunt knife; the force of it knocked him sideways and he fell over Neville’s jerking legs, but the Shield Charm had stopped the worst of the spell.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The Doctor, the next time he saw his sister Elizabeth, let her know that he had made the acquaintance of Lavinia’s protege.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • My protege, as you call him, is a sensible man; and sense will always have attractions for me.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Oh, Lydgate! he is not my protege, you know; only I knew an uncle of his who sent me a letter about him.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Adams considered Jefferson his protege at Philadelphia; Jefferson, impressed by Adams’s clarity and vigor in argument, his "sound head," looked upon him as a mentor.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
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