Usage examples for protective

  1. His heart swelled with protective pity for her. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  2. But as long as a protective tariff remains the cardinal point in the constructive policy of one of the British parties, there is a strong likelihood of such a tariff, which would be uniform for the whole United Kingdom, being carried into law. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  3. The warmth of the room caused her misgivings to ebb momentarily; the close darkness was like a protective cloak, shielding them from the storm. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  4. The experiences of the last war, the immense progress of the artillery, and especially the wider reach of the modern siege guns induced the French army authorities to build a belt of still stronger forts, which surrounds the old fortress of 1870 like a protective net. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  5. A little child is in the innocence of ignorance, and it is from that protective innocence that we feel the fresh, happy atmosphere of childhood. – A Man of the World by Annie Payson Call
  6. Feeling that they did not have the support of the officers of the law, the negroes of the city organized a Colored Protective Association and raised a fund for the prosecution of policemen and others who might aid mobs. – Negro Migration during the War by Emmett J. Scott
  7. A protective customs tariff, a " sound" currency system and a free hand in the conduct of business were the things which he most desired from the government. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  8. For their recreation, education, and care in case of illness, there are organizations, half club and half mutual protective association, to which practically all belong. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  9. On the other hand, the American Sugar Refining Company, usually known as the " Sugar Trust," desired free raw materials but sought protective duties on refined sugar. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  10. His own was protective resolutely reassuring. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  11. One of these duties is to exert a protective influence upon the whole body, by destroying the germs of disease which get in, despite all precautions. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  12. He was aware of nothing in himself but warm, protective love. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  13. Apparently it formed a protective sheath or cap. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  14. Nance at an early age had developed a protective code that even without Dan's forbidding looks and constant surveillance might have served its purpose. – Calvary Alley by Alice Hegan Rice
  15. He knew the protective tenderness she felt for him. – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  16. Of more sensitive calibre, she requires more kindly, protective conditions, moral and industrial, than does he. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  17. The girl was attractive and had character, but what struck him at first sight was the protective gentleness she showed his comrade. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  18. If this object were accomplished by a protective tariff, one good purpose would be achieved. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  19. Gladness compels me to record a recent development of the protective laws. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  20. They might die, but it would be on the Trail, and the death clutch of their fingers would still be extended toward the north, where dwelt their enemy, and into whose protective arms their quarry had fled. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White