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protective

 [pro-tek´tiv]
1. affording protection.
2. an agent that provides defense against harmful influences; called also screen.
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Andrea is a complicated protagonist who draws out protectiveness and sympathy from her audience even as her actions veer into deeply questionable territory.
Both Dara's and Ethan's roads to healing and acceptance are believable, and Dara's family's feelings of protectiveness, fear and helplessness in the face of her suffering are realistically depicted.
Mendelsohn added:"Then it's the protectiveness of Latveria wrapped in that Cold War vibe.
I appreciate his protectiveness, but I am thinking it might also be jealousy, and I don't want to end up with a squabble on my hands.
Each step is carefully explained so as to make parents more attuned to the most effective way to balance protectiveness with realistic preparation for danger.
"The modified remedy does not appear to increase the potential human health or ecological risk, or alter the protectiveness of the remedy."
Avishai Ben-Chaim, an Israeli journalist, told Channel 10, "We can see the duality in attitudes and discussion with Shas rabbis -- on one hand, very harsh words against gentiles and against Arabs but on the other hand, protectiveness of the nation."
Writing in The Atlantic, constitutional lawyer Greg Lukianoff and psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who call the speech restrictive movement "vindictive protectiveness", lament that the presumed "extraordinary fragility of the collegiate psyche", coupled with university administrators who are only too eager to institutionalise speech codes and punish violators, may be discouraging students from thinking critically.
Fixated on the doll that she treats as a real baby, it soon becomes apparent that Rain craves a stable home life and some reliable parenting; Apple's irritation soon turns to pity and protectiveness. With the help of quirky home-schooled Del, who fast becomes a friend, and the school heartthrob Egan, Apple slowly begins to see things in their proper perspective, and to appreciate where home really lies.
Someone quizzed her on why she does not promote Parineeti Chopra as aggressively, and Priyanka said: " I did support her initially but she (Parineeti) soon found her feet and needed very little help from me." She admitted to an unconditional love and a feeling of protectiveness for her family members.
Caesar can get past his suspicion of outsiders and his instinctive protectiveness toward his own people; he can feel empathy for the struggling remnant of the human race.
There were so many that were still alive." The study is important, Shors says, because it suggests that the massive proliferation of new brain cells most likely helps young animals leave the protectiveness of their mothers and face dangers, challenges and opportunities of adulthood.