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Protagonist   /proʊtˈægənəst/   Listen

A person who backs a politician or a team etc..  Synonyms: admirer, booster, champion, friend, supporter.  "They are friends of the library"
The principal character in a work of fiction.  Synonym: agonist.

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"Protagonist" Quotes from Famous Books

... characteristic of their author. Dr. Matthews is a national figure. Pastor of the Presbyterian Church having the largest membership in the world, he is a fearless protagonist of Fundamentalist doctrine and greatly in demand ...
— God's Plan with Men • T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin

... be remembered, however, that at the time when most of these reviews were written Wilde had published scarcely any of the works by which his name has become famous in Europe, though the protagonist of the aesthetic movement was a well-known figure in Paris and London. Later he was recognised—it would be truer to say he was ignored—as a young man who had never fulfilled the high promise of a distinguished university ...
— Reviews • Oscar Wilde

... is hard to define this "love" which is the protagonist, so to speak, in the world's emotional drama, it is still harder to define its opposite, its antagonist. I could name this by the name of "hate," the ordinary antithesis of love, but if I did so it would have to be ...
— The Complex Vision • John Cowper Powys

... animals are linked together. We have got to have the consent of the world, or at any rate a small part of it, to believe ourselves sane. So I need the chorus of patrons, admiring friends, kind women, etc., while I play the Protagonist, to tell me that I am all right, to go ahead. Do you suppose any one woman would be enough? What a great posture for an arm!" His sudden exclamation was called out by the attitude that Miss Marston had unconsciously assumed in the eagerness of her interest. She had thrown her hand ...
— Literary Love-Letters and Other Stories • Robert Herrick

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