[ UK /pɹətˈɛktɪd/ ]
[ US /pɹəˈtɛktɪd/ ]
  1. guarded from injury or destruction
  2. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
    the most protected spot I could find
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How To Use protected In A Sentence

  • If it became possible for shareholders to sue firms where those firms might reasonably have protected them from insider trading, corporate Australia's complaisance towards insider trading could take a healthy hit.
  • Large and small white egrets, spoonbills, black cranes and the very rare lanner falcons are permanent inhabitants of the near-by, strictly protected bird reserve.
  • His midriff was protected by a drape of chainmail covering a leather girdle and loincloth.
  • All the inmates had to be protected and watched over, and any problems that arose would have to be sorted out at once.
  • On three sides your land extends for a mile, while to the north you are protected by dense woodland. Times, Sunday Times
  • And the idea of the wind chimes, oiled, wrapped and protected in rolls of aromatic hessian sacking, lying up in the dark of the garage loft against some future need, is pleasing enough.
  • Once what is printed is decided by the judiciary then it will be the establishment that is protected while the people are duped. The Sun
  • The new owners may well consider reconverting this floor to accommodate further living accommodation, but as this is a protected structure, they will have to apply for planning permission to do so.
  • She's protected Michelle's father's identity for all these years, so she's quite capable of protecting Michelle.
  • It cannot be protected through setting clearly defined limits to what can or cannot be said - however generous those limits might seem.
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