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guardian angel

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noun
  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.

Origin of guardian angel

First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for guardian angel

Historical Examples

  • And so each one has his devil to exorcise and his guardian-angel to watch over him.

    A Novelist on Novels

    W. L. George

  • You have called me, too, your guardian-angel; Oh suffer me to call you mine!

  • It would seem as if some guardian-angel shielded them from desecration.

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

    The Two Destinies

    Wilkie Collins

  • They have been kept entirely at a distance since you became my guardian-angel!

    Jude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy