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Protectiveness

noun
1.
A feeling of protective affection.
2.
The quality of providing protection.






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"Protectiveness" Quotes from Famous Books



... father, then first one becomes a son. Standing by the crib of one's own baby, with that world-old pang of compassion and protectiveness toward this so little creature that has all its course to run, the heart flies back in yearning and gratitude to those who felt just so toward one's self. Then for the first time one understands the homely succession of sacrifices and pains by which life is transmitted and ...
— Mince Pie • Christopher Darlington Morley



Words linked to "Protectiveness" :   tenderness, protective, warmness, philia, warmheartedness, quality, fondness, heart, affectionateness, affection



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