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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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  • But inwardly she thanked her guardian-angel for the fortuitous miracle by which intervening waiters formed a screen.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • And so each one has his devil to exorcise and his guardian-angel to watch over him.

    A Novelist on Novels W. L. George
  • They have been kept entirely at a distance since you became my guardian-angel!

    Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
  • You have called me, too, your guardian-angel; Oh suffer me to call you mine!

  • May your guardian-angel watch over you till I come back, and keep you from bursting a blood-vessel in your rage.

    The Gypsy Queen's Vow May Agnes Fleming
  • It would seem as if some guardian-angel shielded them from desecration.

    Gifts of Genius Various
  • She is more than my daughter; she is the guardian-angel of the house.

    The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins
  • We have the manifestations at our own house, and the Spirit of our father is our guardian-angel now.

  • The population of Pillau venerate her as something holy, and the seamen look upon her as their guardian-angel.

  • At last a woman, named Eugenia, the guardian-angel of this wilderness, ran to open.

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