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  • Dr. Barnard was a key player in this inner council and was said to be a protégé of the president.†   (source)
  • And there's her latest protégé—the clumsy, charmless Mr. Bumble.†   (source)
  • But when the Boss started to court other possible proteges, strong-bodied young agents who would serve a social function more than a Bureau function, Clyde knew it was time to submit to Edgar's need for a steadfast and unquestioning friend, a mate of soul and word and unvarying routine.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He demanded a great deal from protégés and colleagues, and he always forgave them when they didn't measure up.†   (source)
  • Possibly he did not wish to outshine Fox, his protege, who spoke next and who, at twenty-six, was already a dazzling political star.†   (source)
  • She became his counselor, and Jack, her protégé.†   (source)
  • As I recall, you have been less than successful with your own protégés.†   (source)
  • He was our driver from the airport, a protégé of mine and the son of a classmate I roomed with at the university.†   (source)
  • The leader of the team was Sherrie's protégé, another bright young civil attorney out of Boalt, Janice Pawlowsky.†   (source)
  • He also came to admire the accomplishments of Shamron's famous protégé, the legendary assassin and operative named Gabriel Allon.†   (source)
  • her latest protégé
  • I'm with a good buddy, Marine Tommy Richardson, another Shelton protege.†   (source)
  • Professor Sigurdsson gestured to his young protégé to enter and sit.†   (source)
  • If one considered the tables in respect to the cardinal points of a compass, then, at Andrey's instruction, the waiter was now leading the Commissar and his protégé to the table for two at the northeast corner—right next to where a jowly-faced Belarusian was dining.†   (source)
  • Certainly, he had served them at formal functions in the Red and Yellow Rooms, but he had also served them at the more intimate and less guarded tables of the Boyarsky when they had dined with wives or mistresses, friends or enemies, patrons or proteges.†   (source)
  • Spinning on his heels, Andrey rounded the forsythia blossoms, headed off Soslovsky and his protege, and led them back to table three—a lovely spot at south-southeast, which could comfortably accommodate a party of four.†   (source)
  • Otis, a protege of Gridley, had been for Adams the shining example of the lawyer-scholar, learned yet powerful in argument.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He wanted the Master and his protégé to be special guests of his tonight, and hoped the house cuisine would be to our taste.†   (source)
  • By my longtime habit and practice I put myself in Kwang's place, and I know it must be something with the ggeh, his paying of Eduardo, the apartment being a generous gift, what he thought his protégé deserved.†   (source)
  • Friendliest and most helpful were the American painters Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, who introduced the family to their proteges, young Mather Brown of Boston and John Trumbull of Connecticut, a veteran of the Revolution.†   (source)
  • After leaving college some of his protégés did quite well, others failed.†   (source)
  • "Grammick," he said, asking him instead of me, "is this your protege March?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • If you weren't a protégé of Mr. Keating's, I wouldn't bother to discuss the matter with you any further.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In all truth, he had not prompted his protégés to their artistic endeavor, but he saw no reason for attempting to stop them.†   (source)
  • "Did you ever come across a protege of his—one Hyde?" he asked.†   (source)
  • "Proteges!" she exclaimed with some warmth.†   (source)
  • "Your protege has made us late," said he.†   (source)
  • You shall see for yourself how your proteges are.†   (source)
  • No; she has two of her proteges with her and must keep with them.†   (source)
  • "I congratulate you on your proteges," he remarked.†   (source)
  • "I am quite pleased with your protege," she said to Mr. Brooke before going away.†   (source)
  • Gavroche pointed to his two proteges, and said:— "I'm going to put these infants to bed.†   (source)
  • He is a distant relation of Lavinia's protege.†   (source)
  • he is not my protege, you know; only I knew an uncle of his who sent me a letter about him.†   (source)
  • Why, your protege, M. Andrea Cavalcanti!†   (source)
  • The political ambition of many of its agents and proteges led it far afield into questionable activities, until the South, nursing its own deep prejudices, came easily to ignore all the good deeds of the Bureau and hate its very name with perfect hatred.†   (source)
  • He is her latest protege.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Probably they were never recognized by their hostesses as pirates, but considered a Bright Young Couple who, since they were proteges of Pickerbaugh, must be earnest and forward-looking, and who, since they were patronized by Irving and Mrs. Watters, must be respectable.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Many books and translations were dedicated to her by her proteges, and a few of these talented individuals had published some of their own letters to her, upon very weighty subjects.†   (source)
  • "How are my proteges?" asked Cecil, who took no real interest in them, and had long since forgotten his resolution to bring them to Windy Corner for educational purposes.†   (source)
  • I can't fit in your proteges every day.†   (source)
  • Proteges always are.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!"†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The next day, as she watched her unknown friend, Kitty noticed that Mademoiselle Varenka was already on the same terms with Levin and his companion as with her other proteges.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • Meanwhile she lay on her bed with old Joanna at her side, for even in her wanderings she did not forget her forlorn protege.†   (source)
  • As a protege of the great Lord Steyne, the nephew of a County member, and son of a Colonel and C.B., whose name appeared in some of the most fashionable parties in the Morning Post, perhaps the school authorities were disposed not to look unkindly on the child.†   (source)
  • The Doctor, the next time he saw his sister Elizabeth, let her know that he had made the acquaintance of Lavinia's protege.†   (source)
  • The rain was descending in torrents, and Rostov, with a young officer named Ilyin, his protege, was sitting in a hastily constructed shelter.†   (source)
  • Yes; he struck his pocket and said, 'We shall see what Monsieur de Treville will think of this insult offered to his protege.'†   (source)
  • That day Prince Vasili no longer boasted of his protege Kutuzov, but remained silent when the commander in chief was mentioned.†   (source)
  • Apropos of the "Pioneer"—somebody had prophesied that it would soon be like a dying dolphin, and turn all colors for want of knowing how to help itself, because Mr. Brooke's protege, the brilliant young Ladislaw, was gone or going.†   (source)
  • Sir Pitt had concluded no bargain for the sale of the living of Queen's Crawley; when it should drop, her Ladyship proposed to take the patronage into her own hands and present a young protege to the Rectory, on which subject the diplomatic Pitt said nothing.†   (source)
  • When I informed him that your lordship was the protege of Monsieur de Treville, and that you even had a letter for that illustrious gentleman, he appeared to be very much disturbed, and asked me where that letter was, and immediately came down into the kitchen, where he knew your doublet was.†   (source)
  • My protege?†   (source)
  • And he was in the habit, until very lately, of sending over proteges, with letters of recommendation to the present Marquis of Steyne, encouraged to do so by the intimate terms on which he had lived with his dear friend, the late lord.†   (source)
  • Prince Andrew introduced his protege, but Prince Dolgorukov politely and firmly pressing his hand said nothing to Boris and, evidently unable to suppress the thoughts which were uppermost in his mind at that moment, addressed Prince Andrew in French.†   (source)
  • That house was never dull, Mr. Farebrother, like another White of Selborne, having continually something new to tell of his inarticulate guests and proteges, whom he was teaching the boys not to torment; and he had just set up a pair of beautiful goats to be pets of the village in general, and to walk at large as sacred animals.†   (source)
  • In defence of your protege you can even be saucy.†   (source)
  • My protege, as you call him, is a sensible man; and sense will always have attractions for me.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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/.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I have, in my day, heard /proteege/ for /protégé/, /habichoo/ for /habitué/, /connisoor/ for /connisseur/, /shirtso/ for /scherzo/, /premeer/ for /première/, /eetood/ for /étude/ and /prelood/ for /prelude/.†   (source)
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