Definition of Proteuses

1. proteus [n] - See also: proteus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proteuses

protestantizing
protestants
protestation
protestations
protestator
protestators
protested
protester
protesters
protesting
protesting(a)
protestingly
protestor
protestors
protests
proteuses (current term)
prothalamia
prothalamion
prothalamium
prothalli
prothallia
prothallium
prothalluses
prothese
protheses
prothesis
prothetelic
prothetelous
prothetely

Literary usage of Proteuses

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1. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Jesuits (1899)
"In a word, they are proteuses, who change their appearance every moment; and it should not be supposed that they lack either generalship or courage. ..."

2. The Zurich Letters: Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops by Hastings Robinson, John Hunter, Parker Society (Great Britain) (1847)
"But oh! like true proteuses, they now make subterfuges, and shamefully desert us, under I know not what pretence. We know not whence this change of ..."

3. Italian Romance Writers by Joseph Spencer Kennard (1906)
"Many a modern psychologist has required an entire volume to depict the complexities of one of these modern proteuses; Matilde Serao boldly introduces a ..."

4. The Zurich Letters: Comprising the Correspondence of Several English Bishops by Hastings Robinson, Parker Society (Great Britain) (1847)
"But oh! like true proteuses, they now make subterfuges, and shamefully desert us, under I know not what pretence. AVe know not whence this change of ..."

5. Travels in the United States, Etc., During 1849 and 1850 by Emmeline Stuart-Wortley (1851)
"... of all the colours of the prism, scarfs of all the shapes and patterns which Proteus, or Mrs. and the Miss proteuses could have by possibility desired. ..."

6. Studies of the Eighteenth Century in Italy by Vernon Lee (1908)
"... insolent, serious, jesting, unseizable proteuses—were saving the Italian lower classes from the rate of their Spanish fellow-sufferers, I Yes, ..."

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