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Protectiveness   Listen
Protectiveness

noun
1.
A feeling of protective affection.
2.
The quality of providing protection.






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"Protectiveness" Quotes from Famous Books



... not seen Larry for weeks. What was he about? What desperations were hatching in his disorderly brain? Was he very miserable; had he perhaps sunk into a stupor of debauchery? And the old feeling of protectiveness rose up in him; a warmth born of long ago Christmas Eves, when they had stockings hung out in the night stuffed by a Santa Claus, whose hand never failed to tuck them up, whose kiss was ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy



Words linked to "Protectiveness" :   warmheartedness, warmness, affection, protective, philia, heart, affectionateness, tenderness, quality, fondness



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