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guardian angel

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
1625-1635
First recorded in 1625-35
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  • Could it be that Agnes, her guardian angel, was angry in the knowledge that she was happy?

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • If you can serve him, my mother's soul will watch over you as a guardian angel.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • She had seen Therese at work, and wished to give her to her son as a guardian angel.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • Puck's guardian angel, like Chellalu's, must be ever in attendance.

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    Amy Carmichael
  • It is really the want of the sixpence makes me a guardian angel.

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