guardian angel


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guard′ian an′gel


n.
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.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guardian angel - an angel believed to have special affection for a particular individualguardian angel - an angel believed to have special affection for a particular individual
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
genius loci - the guardian spirit of a place
eudaemon, eudemon, good spirit - a benevolent spirit
Translations
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guardian angel

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References in classic literature ?
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. We went together to Fremona, and being in all a patriarch, a bishop, eighteen Jesuits, and four hundred Portuguese whom I supplied with necessaries, though the revenues of our house were lost, and though the country was disaffected to us, in the worst season of the year.
But, might some say, where was Tess's guardian angel? where was the providence of her simple faith?
He dogged the postman from door to door like an assassin or a guardian angel; never had he the courage to ask if there was a letter for him, but almost as it fell into the box he had it out and tore it open, and then if the door closed despairingly the woman who had been at the window all this time pressed her hand to her heart.
They kissed the hem of her black dress, they called her their guardian angel, as the beautiful creature moved among them, and bent over their hard pillows her gentle, compassionate face.