Guardian Angels


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Guardian Angels

pl n
(Railways) vigilante volunteers who patrol the underground railway in New York, London, and elsewhere, wearing red berets, to deter violent crime
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Hope and faith, born of my sorrow, Guardian angels shall become, And the sister gone before me By their hands shall lead me home.
It is with mine other guardian angels," quoth he, pointing at the saints' medals which hung beside it.
They were a species of tutelary sprite, or Banshee; although winged and feathered differently from most other guardian angels.
I wish to hold you to myself, for the reason that I cannot bear to part with you, and love you as my guardian angel.
My guardian angel is asleep At least he doth no vigil keep But far doth roam.
This, to my mother, was more than a duty; it was a necessity, a passion--remembering what she had suffered, and how she had been relieved--for her to act in her turn the guardian angel to the afflicted.
Since I first began to study the portier, I have had opportunities to observe him in the chief cities of Germany, Switzerland, and Italy; and the more I have seen of him the more I have wished that he might be adopted in America, and become there, as he is in Europe, the stranger's guardian angel.
You, who pretend to understand everything, even the hidden sources of knowledge, -- and who enact the part of a guardian angel upon earth, and could not even find an antidote to a poison administered to a young girl
My husband had been a guardian angel to him and Ada, and he blessed us both and wished us all the joy that life could yield us.
Have agitated her: and you arrived like a guardian angel, my dear Madam, a positive guardian angel, I assure you, to soothe her under the pressure of calamity.
Athos approached and hung over the youth in an attitude full of tender melancholy; he looked long on this young man, whose smiling mouth and half closed eyes bespoke soft dreams and lightest slumber, as if his guardian angel watched over him with solicitude and affection.
A grateful sense of their deliverance made them receive me as a guardian angel.