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guardian angel

noun
1.
an angel believed to protect a particular person, as from danger or error.
2.
a person who looks after or is concerned with the welfare of another.
Origin of guardian angel
1625-1635
1625-35
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  • She was glad to feel that, unknown to him, she was his guardian angel.

    Light O' The Morning L. T. Meade
  • Could it be that Agnes, her guardian angel, was angry in the knowledge that she was happy?

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • He did so with an astonished stare, and, calling me his father and guardian angel, swore an eternal gratitude.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • She had seen Therese at work, and wished to give her to her son as a guardian angel.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • And they have haunted me, Salome, like the eyes of a guardian angel ever since they first looked upon me.

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth

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