(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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How to use Azrael in a sentence
The evil sorcerer Gargamel—and his cat Azrael—always hover nearby, in the hopes of kidnapping them.
Mrs. Patton was still in mourning, a filmy and diaphanous kind of mourning, beautiful enough to placate the angel Azrael himself.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Stretched out to her full length upon the ottoman lies Corsar Beg's favourite odalisk Azrael.
Azrael laughs aloud, and rocks herself still more swiftly in her bright-winged hammock.
Azrael, all tremulous, drew her veil around her neck, and with nervous irritability beckoned to the girls to be gone.
Azrael smiles, and rocks herself still more swiftly in her hammock.
British Dictionary definitions for Azrael
(in Jewish and Islamic angelology) the angel who separates the soul from the body at death
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