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  • n. The quality of being a protagonist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Here then is the real question the word "protagonism" conceals, which this year's Meeting proposes for our reflection: In what does happiness consist?

    Zenit: Pope's Message to Rimini Meeting

  • It is not a matter of either antagonism or protagonism for any specific cause.

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  • The upcoming liberation of Moncayo and Calvo is seen by the FARC as one way to regain political protagonism.

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  • At the congress, which has unofficially already started, delegates will approve party statutes and other legal matters but the main thrust of the Congress will be to assess the seven strategic lines of the Simon Bolivar National Project (2007-2021), which are: a new socialist ethic, socialist productive model, revolutionary democratic protagonism (popular power), supreme social happiness, new national geopolitics, new international geopolitics and Venezuela as an energy power.

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  • Momentum has been building in film for a complete banishment of human beings from roles of protagonism for a long time.

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  • The Holy Father hopes that these reflections will help those taking part in the meeting to encounter Christ, to understand the value of Christian life better and to achieve its meaning in the humble protagonism of service to the mission of the Church, in Italy and throughout the world.

    Zenit: Pope's Message to Rimini Meeting

  • This is the protagonism that the title of this year's Rimini Meeting seeks to propose anew.

    Zenit: Pope's Message to Rimini Meeting

  • The question has become urgent today because the alternative to protagonism seems all too often to be a life without meaning, the grey anonymity of so many "nobodies" who get lost in the folds of an amorphous mass and unfortunately unable to emerge with a noteworthy face of their own.

    Zenit: Pope's Message to Rimini Meeting

  • They want to move forward on this, but they don't want to give Chavez too much credit, too much protagonism in this whole situation.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2007

  • Even the most compelling characters and I'm grading on a curve here don't come close to protagonism.

    Archive 2005-09-01


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