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Definition someone who receives help in their career from a more experienced or influential mentor or patron
  • One of the contestants will get a chance to become Donald Trumps protégé with a salary $250,000.
  • her latest protégé
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "Your protege has made us late," said he.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Codman, his protégé, whom he loved like a son.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Bet you can't guess who the leaders' new protégé is.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • That his protégé should turn out to be a maniac!
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • 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
  • And there's her latest protégé—the clumsy, charmless Mr. Bumble."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • As I recall, you have been less than successful with your own protégés.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The leader of the team was Sherrie's protégé, another bright young civil attorney out of Boalt, Janice Pawlowsky.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • He is a distant relation of Lavinia's protege.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square

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