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Recording Angel

noun
1.
an angel who supposedly keeps a record of every person's good and bad acts
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  • One is the person himself or herself; the other is the recording angel.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The death-roll of the victims is known to the recording angel alone.

    The Story of Paris Thomas Okey
  • And Mark has given the recording angel the time of his life.

    Old Valentines

    Munson Aldrich Havens
  • Even the recording angel can take no note of so obviously just a course.'

    The Bishop's Secret

    Fergus Hume
  • You deeded him to Morpheus; and the recording angel gave you credit.

  • There was a sudden chill in the manner of the recording angel.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • The recording angel, who writes in the book of gold, alone could give an answer.

    The Scarlet Pimpernel Baroness Orczy
  • We talk about the recording angel keeping the record of our life.

    Moody's Stories Dwight Lyman Moody
  • But what was said matters not, for the recording angel had dropped his pen.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • All you Englishmen think that there is no recording angel on the Continent.

    The Vultures Henry Seton Merriman

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