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Recording Angel

an angel who supposedly keeps a record of every person's good and bad acts
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  • And Mark has given the recording angel the time of his life.

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
  • One is the person himself or herself; the other is the recording angel.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • His recording angel would now need a knowledge of shorthand.

    Diana Tempest, Volume I (of 3) Mary Cholmondeley
  • The death-roll of the victims is known to the recording angel alone.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • The recording angel stiffened in her uncompromising desk-chair, and Mary instantly knew she had given unpardonable offense.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Even the recording angel can take no note of so obviously just a course.'

    The Bishop's Secret Fergus Hume
  • The child quailed, went out, and presently returned, hugging the recording angel in her arms.

    An Unsocial Socialist George Bernard Shaw
  • You deeded him to Morpheus; and the recording angel gave you credit.

  • Shall probably find very unflattered likenesses of ourselves in recording angel's gallery.

    The Biglow Papers James Russell Lowell
  • There was a sudden chill in the manner of the recording angel.

    Good References E. J. Rath

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