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guardian angel

an angel believed to protect a particular person, as from danger or error.
a person who looks after or is concerned with the welfare of another.
Origin of guardian angel
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They also act as guardian angels: "Each hath a succession of angels before him and behind him who watch over him by God's behest."

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • O, my debts, I feel your presence like that of guardian angels!

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • When he addresses himself to battle against the guardian angels he stands like Teneriffe or Atlas: his stature reaches the sky.

  • "Oh, I am protected by guardian angels," she replied, lightly.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • The guardian angels of the Five Religions asked: “Whose is this mountain, and who is crushed beneath it?”

    Myths and Legends of China E. T. C. Werner
  • The idea of guardian angels was once common, see Matt, xviii.

  • Apafi rode out to meet him, and saluted the Turks as his guardian angels.

  • Pain and suffering are guardian angels; they teach us what to shun.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for guardian angels

Guardian Angels

plural noun
vigilante volunteers who patrol the underground railway in New York, London, and elsewhere, wearing red berets, to deter violent crime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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