[az-ree-uh l, -rey-]
- (in Jewish and Islamic angelology) the angel who separates the soul from the body at the moment of death.
Also called Angel of Death, death angel.
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Examples from the Web for azrael
The evil sorcerer Gargamel—and his cat Azrael—always hover nearby, in the hopes of kidnapping them.<em>The Smurfs</em>’ Epic Journey to Hollywood
July 28, 2011
You must be indeed a prey to illusions, if you mistake an Englishwoman for Azrael.Dreamers of the Ghetto
Hath not Azrael (the Angel of Death) stamped her with his signet?Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
I saw that she must die—and I struggled desperately in spirit with the grim Azrael.
Thus, ordinarily, should it have appeared, only after long pressure from Azrael's hand.
He concealed it beneath his burnush, and carried it home to Azrael.The Slaves of the Padishah
- (in Jewish and Islamic angelology) the angel who separates the soul from the body at death
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