In our naivete, we sometimes go rushing in where angels fear to tread.
He has kept “the Devil way down in the hole,” writes Horspool, by seeming to have done a deal with the angels.
One daunting thing you set out to do in angels and Ages is to describe, through the fog of history, what Lincoln was like.
More than just a literary study, angels and Ages allows Gopnik to think about what the two men might have been like to know.
Luqman and Khader said that within the religion there are also seven angels and a belief in reincarnation.
No wonder these wanderers felt that angels had screened them on their way.
There stood Margaret, agitated, but unabashed as the angels that come in dreams.
I will not paint for you angels or imps, because I do not see them.
For this cause ought the woman to have a sign of authority on her head, because of the angels.
According to one legend, the fairies were angels who had remained neutral during the great war in heaven.
14c. fusion of Old English engel (with hard -g-) and Old French angele, both from Latin angelus, from Greek angelos "messenger, envoy, one that announces," possibly related to angaros "mounted courier," both from an unknown Oriental word (Watkins compares Sanskrit ajira- "swift;" Klein suggests Semitic sources). Used in Scriptural translations for Hebrew mal'akh (yehowah) "messenger (of Jehovah)," from base l-'-k "to send." An Old English word for it was aerendgast, literally "errand-spirit."
Of persons, "loving; lovely," by 1590s. The medieval gold coin (a new issue of the noble, first struck 1465 by Edward VI) was so called for the image of archangel Michael slaying the dragon, which was stamped on it. It was the coin given to patients who had been "touched" for the King's Evil. Angel food cake is from 1881; angel dust "phencyclidine" is from 1968.
Spirits who live in heaven with God; also the devils of hell, who are angels fallen from goodness. In the Bible, angels are often sent to Earth, sometimes with a human appearance, to bring the messages of God to people, to guide and protect them, or to execute God's punishments. (See Abraham and Isaac, Annunciation, cherubim, Daniel in the lions' den, Gabriel, Jacob's ladder, Lot's wife, Lucifer, Michael, Passover, plagues of Egypt, Satan, and Sodom and Gomorrah.)
: My doctor angeled one of his friend's plays