Definitions

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  • adjective Protected, as from wind or weather.
  • adjective Of a person who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of shelter.

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  • adjective protected from danger or bad weather

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Examples

  • Paula now lives in what she calls 'sheltered accommodation' , while Jaymelea has moved into a rented flat.

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  • Strategic is what we call sheltered at my school, at your school it's probably just as strategically named to try to unsuccessfully hide from the students the fact that they are in a sheltered class.

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  • Colleges and universities — sheltered from the currents of popular opinion by tradition, geography, tenure and monetary endowments — have historically fostered that exchange.

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  • One example is the widespread belief that the word posh derives from an acronym of Port Out Starboard Home, these being the preferred sides, being sheltered from the sun, of passengers on P&O liners sailing between Britain and India.

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  • Sam is completely, utterly sheltered from the Wicked Ways of Man.

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  • The boy's life is stressful and frightful enough, but then discovers a patch of land where he's sheltered from the thoughts of everyone around him and can be content in utter silence for a time.

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  • On the other hand, the poppies had prospered in my field; and not only had they been sheltered from the barbarians, but also from the birds.

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  • One example is the widespread belief that the word posh derives from an acronym of Port Out Starboard Home, these being the preferred sides, being sheltered from the sun, of passengers on P&O liners sailing between Britain and India.

    Posh

  • Not only were we sure of being dry and warm and sheltered from the wind, but we had the softest and most luxurious mattresses that could be made from moss.

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  • One example is the widespread belief that the word posh derives from an acronym of Port Out Starboard Home, these being the preferred sides, being sheltered from the sun, of passengers on P&O liners sailing between Britain and India.

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