1 Of course, he was the only boy his mother had and, after all, somebody had to be in the militia to protect the state.
2 Johnston was forced to abandon the heights he had held so well, in order to protect his rear.
3 There had always been someone to do things for her, to look after her, shelter and protect her and spoil her.
4 She had never in her life been out in the sunshine without a hat or veils, never handled reins without gloves to protect the white skin of her dimpled hands.
5 No husband nor brother nor even a father now to protect her.
6 She made him feel, for the first time in his old-maidish life, that he was a strong upstanding man fashioned by God in a nobler mold than other men, fashioned to protect silly helpless women.
7 She drove the long miles to the mill with only the disapproving Uncle Peter to protect her and the woods were full of free niggers and Yankee riffraff.
8 And thousands of men, who had laid down their arms at Appomattox, had taken them up again and stood ready to risk their necks on a minute's notice to protect those women.
9 They were responsible for a situation that forced a woman to keep a murderer at her side to protect her.
10 I wanted to marry you and protect you and give you a free rein in anything that would make you happy--just as I did Bonnie.
11 From even the barely hinted imputation of usurpation, and the possible consequences of such a suppressed impression gaining ground, Ahab must of course have been most anxious to protect himself.
12 Immemorial to all his order, this investiture alone will adequately protect him, while employed in the peculiar functions of his office.
13 She was splendid and robust, and had never appeared handsomer than in the old blue gown, with a red silk handkerchief knotted at random around her head to protect her hair from the dust.
14 He had to protect her, to do battle for her against the horror he saw about them.
15 He put up his hands to protect his face, but Jurgis, lunging with all the power of his arm and body, struck him fairly between the eyes and knocked him backward.