[ noun ] the activity of protecting someone or something
"the witnesses demanded police protection"
Used in print(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)
One reason the portwatchers let Sposato take them over was to get the protection of his musclemen .
[ noun ] a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Pansies do n't have to be coddled ; they 'd rather have things rugged , with only moderate protection on the coldest days .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Long before he reached the protection of the stage_door , Andy was recognized .
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[ noun ] defense against financial failure; financial independence
"his pension gave him security in his old age" "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Social invention did not have to await social theory any more than use of the warmth of a fire had to await Lavoisier or the buoyant protection of a boat the formulations of Archimedes .(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
It was amazing how they had herded together for protection : an enormous matriarch in a quilted silk wrapper , rising from the breakfast_table ; a gross boy in his teens , shuffling in from the kitchen with a sandwich in his hands ; a girl in her twenties , fat and sullen , descending the marble staircase ; then all four gathering on the sofa to face the inquisitor .