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- n. The quality of being protective
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being protective.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disposition to protect or guard; the quality of being protective.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of providing protection
- n. a feeling of protective affection
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Yes, Bella generally doesn't stand for his overt 'protectiveness', but Eddie still comes off like a future domestic-abuser more so than the first two pictures.
The punditocracy's "protectiveness" toward Obama is patronizing and insulting.
With all the times this past year that I've gotten upset while speaking with Candi that she would feel that kind of protectiveness in her dream ..
The İstanbul Bar Association is better known for its "protectiveness" toward suspected coup instigators within the armed forces.
"protectiveness," I felt quite a pang of jealousy against the unknown owner of the name, and wondered in what relation she stood to him and why her thought of him should bring such evident pain.
He has likened his sense of protectiveness towards those in his care to that of a parent for a child, which may not be an analogy that satisfies his critics.
You know though, that protectiveness was kinda nice, even though it was paternalistic.
His choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate was, of course, the apogee of his hotheaded, cold-blooded self-protectiveness.
Seeking and loving feedback from smart people (NOT defensiveness and protectiveness)
If the empress is surrounded by negative cards in a reading, it could signify the negative side of motherhood: over-protectiveness, smothering, and refusal to let go.