- n. An older person who accompanies other younger people to ensure the propriety of their behaviour, often an older woman accompanying a young woman.
- n. biology A protein that assists the non-covalent folding/unfolding and the assembly/disassembly of other macromolecular structures, but does not occur in these structures when the latter are performing their normal biological functions.
- v. to act as a chaperone
- n. one who accompanies and supervises a young woman or gatherings of young people
- v. accompany as a chaperone
- See chaperon. (Wiktionary)
“But really ... er ... you know a chaperone is a necessary evil," he objected.”
“Rebecca: The chaperone is there for both the patient and the doctor.”
“The presence of a chaperone was a smack in the face to the American gentleman: were they not be trusted?”
“Thank you for this painting in particular, where people were apparently offended that the so-called chaperone was asleep.”
“It will recommend easing a so-called chaperone rule requiring an overseas broker to involve a U.S. broker when soliciting U.S. investors to buy or sell securities listed overseas, a person familiar with the matter said.”
“He did though, and lugged me along for a chaperone, which is some out of my line.”
“The chaperone was the first to be hypnotised, and the dream, she said, was wonderful, when she came to again.”
“The insistence on the second-class category for all women, the ridiculous arrangements whereby any female, including a widow is not allowed to even drive herself or evn be in the company of an unmarried man without a male family member as a chaperone is the single largest obstacle to progress in Saudi Arabia.”
“When Bill Clinton was elected, Bob Dole, then the Senate G.O.P. leader, declared himself the "chaperone" of the new president's honeymoon.”
“Mr. Manuel was assigned to "chaperone" Mr. Zuma and other top ANC officials who had sneaked into the country ahead of planned negotiations with the apartheid government, according to a biography of Mr. Manuel.”
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