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- adj. defended.
- adj. Having the protected access modifier, indicating that a program element is accessible to subclasses but not to the program in general.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of protect.
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- adj. guarded from injury or destruction
- adj. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
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Banks, however, were for the most part protected from the rules that applied to everyone else - and protected at great cost to public funds.
A good example is of those in "protected" groups (blacks, women, etc) responding to arguments by saying you are just being racist/sexist.
O'Hara's beauty makes her another object to be acquired and handled, protected from the peons who won't appreciate her properly.
What about the contents of login protected Web sites, such as a Gmail account or a Facebook page?
A rude skull-cap of goatskin protected his head from the sun.
Poorly protected from the Pacific Ocean, chill winds and dense fog-banks whistled and swirled sadly across the sand-dunes.
It also provides a canopy under which the public can experience outdoor entertainment and al-fresco dining while protected from the elements.
So ironic: Members of Congress have been hurting the citizens of the U.S. for two centuries, and now they want to be protected from the people.
A woman is protected from the indignity of being strip searched by a man, lest he fancies her and tries to have his wicked way; so why should a man be subjected to a strip search by a homosexual man?
While your interior furniture is always sufficiently protected from the harsh weather on the outside, the same cannot be said for the furnishings in your patio.