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The texture of the waistcoat was held together by bands of copper, which crossed the chest, protecting it from the great pressure of the water, and leaving the lungs free to act; the sleeves ended in gloves, which in no way restrained the movement of the hands.
Everyone knows that drunkards and lovers have a protecting deity.
Once thus ensnared, unless the protecting hand of God snatch him thence, all is over, and his struggles but tend to hasten his destruction.
Furthermore, he was much afraid that some arrow of scorn might lay him mentally low before he could raise his protecting tale.
My heart, believe me, is able to appraise at its true worth all that you have done for me by protecting me from my enemies, and from hatred and persecution.
Awakened now to the danger that menaced the establishment at Astoria, and aware of the importance of protecting this foothold of American commerce and empire on the shores of the Pacific, the government determined to send the frigate Adams, Captain Crane, upon this service.
Governments are sometimes preserved not only by having the means of their corruption at a great distance, but also by its being very near them; for those who are alarmed at some impending evil keep a stricter hand over the state; for which reason it is necessary for those who have the guardianship of the constitution to be able to awaken the fears of the people, that they may preserve it, and not like a night-guard to be remiss in protecting the state, but to make the distant danger appear at hand.
Pierre answered that he "was protecting a woman," and that "to protect a woman who was being insulted was the duty of every man; that.
For what sinister purpose could this savage enemy be protecting her from the other denizens of his cruel jungle?
I was merely protecting myself from the pain of witnessing what it would hurt me to witness.
Still protecting his throat and face with his torn and bleeding arm, he tried to retreat to the barn.
Having no longer the motive of serving and protecting her, Alban must, nevertheless, have taken the journey to Northumberland.

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