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Word: protean

Definition: able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will


Sentences Containing 'protean'

According to Ioana Pârvulescu, Aderca, the "protean writer", was "placed on the margin" by 21st century critics.
Baldanders or The Soon-Another is a creature of Germanic literary myth that features protean properties.

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