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  • s  providing protective supervision; watching over or safeguarding
    tutelary gods

  • The peaks loomed over the valley as if they were the tutelary deities of the villages in the lowlands.
  • The incumbent demanded reward for his tutelary role and went on to say that it was normal for such positions to be rewarded.
  • After the fire incident, the investigators wanted to know who the tutelary figures of that show were.
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  • Alexis de Tocqueville in Heritage.org
    To an ever-increasing degree, our compatriots are subject to what Tocqueville described as "an immense tutelary power which takes sole charge of assuring their enjoyment and of watching over their fate."
  • Ibn Warraq in FrontPage magazine.com
    Not only these Westerners, but almost all of Western history and thought, from ancient Greece onward--were guided by what Ibn Warraq calls "three tutelary guiding lights,"--rationalism (truth and objective knowledge); universalism (openness to...

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