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Protected by tutelary gods.
  providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
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tutelar tutelary
Sometimes called tutelary.
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  • Protected by tutelary gods.
  • * The Americans sometimes called their tutelar saint Tamenay, a corruption of the name of the renowned chief here introduced.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Thus, then, one of our own noble stamp, even a whaleman, is the tutelary guardian of England; and by good rights, we harpooneers of Nantucket should be enrolled in the most noble order of St. George.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Nay, had the hussy’s scouringbrush not been her tutelary angel, it had gone with her as hard as with Hagar, the Egyptian!
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • They were a species of tutelary sprite, or Banshee; although winged and feathered differently from most other guardian angels.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • She loved him so passionately, and he was so godlike in her eyes; and being, though untrained, instinctively refined, her nature cried for his tutelary guidance.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • They were perpetually crossed, as though by invisible streams of traffic, by the wind, which was to me the tutelary genius of Combray.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • At St. Regis’ Amory stayed three days and took his exams with a scoffing confidence, then doubling back to New York to pay his tutelary visit.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • If her simplicity had been the simplicity of pettiness he would have chafed and rebelled; but since the lines of her character, though so few, were on the same fine mould as her face, she became the tutelary divinity of all his old traditions and reverences.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Back of their welter of coops, unseen by the tutelary Tubbs, the lean giant figure of Gottlieb stood sardonic on a stormy horizon.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith

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  • Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications, and to watch over their fate.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The vapor of the broiled fish arose like incense from the shrine of a barbarian idol, while the fragrance of the Mocha might have gratified the nostrils of a tutelary Lar, or whatever power has scope over a modern breakfast-table.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • They devise a sole, tutelary, and all-powerful form of government, but elected by the people.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Magua had often heard the fame of this wise and just Delaware; a reputation that even proceeded so far as to bestow on him the rare gift of holding secret communion with the Great Spirit, and which has since transmitted his name, with some slight alteration, to the white usurpers of his ancient territory, as the imaginary tutelar saint* of a vast empire.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
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