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death angel

Origin of death angel
1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The soft wailing of the night-zephyr seemed to warn him that the death-angel was approaching every moment.

    The Ranger Edward S. Ellis
  • So when she heard those words she made a great outcry, and wrestled with the death-angel, and sought to stay him in his purpose.

  • So the death-angel went his way with that best-beloved lamb, and Persis fell upon her face and wailed.

  • He blessed God for it all, and he prayed for the death-angel to come to him ere he beheld the destruction of all he so much loved.

  • As he spake, the eyes of the death-angel beamed with pleasure, and again did the two friendly Genii cordially embrace each other.

  • So, silently and peacefully the death-angel had visited her, and upon her features lay the calm loveliness of perfect rest.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War Linus Pierpont Brockett
  • Their youthful vigour was subdued—they were overawed to feel as it were the wings of the great death-angel overshadowing them.

    The Curate in Charge Margaret Oliphant
  • Little did he know of the death-angel that walks hand-in-hand with a superstition as antique as Mount Ararat.

    Summer Cruising in the South Seas Charles Warren Stoddard

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