Definition of "protean" [pro•te•an]

  • (adjective) Readily taking on varied shapes, forms, or meanings.
  • (adjective) Exhibiting considerable variety or diversity: "He loved to show off his protean talent” ( William A. Henry III).

Use "protean" in a sentence

  • "The borders of this new world will remain protean, subject to change over time."
  • ""Inordinately protean" is really just a way of saying that a book like Moby-Dick is always worth reading and re-reading, that readers 'experiences of the novel are always going to be productively various."
  • "It then simply resolves itself into one of those exceptional instances of what is called a protean form."

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