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n. - A person who receives support from an influential patron who furthers their career.; A man under the care and protection of an influential person (as a sponsor, instructor, or patron) usually for the furthering of his career (as in art, politics, sport)

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  • Jason, as his father's protege, is destined to probe the mysteries of the shell and the 'Hypotheticals' who created it.
  • An “Einstein protege” had been casing a Boston bank for several days, waiting for just the right moment to commit robbery.
  • His strong stand against Cold War communism got him identified as a protege of philosopher and Le Figaro columnist Raymond Aron.
  • While he understands Pletcher's plight, he doesn't think his protege is worried about losing a possible Triple Crown to a stablemate. for more
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