guardian angel


Definition of guardian angel

: an angel believed to have special care of a particular individual broadly : savior sense 1, protector

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Examples of guardian angel in a Sentence

He has become a guardian angel for struggling young artists. his work with the pet rescue center has led many to hail him as a guardian angel and friend to all animals

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Three decades ago, a group of Swedish fighter pilots who were trained to intercept America’s high-flying SR-71 suddenly became guardian angels for the crew of one stricken Blackbird. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Swedish Pilots Win Medals for Top Secret 1987 SR-71 Incident," 29 Nov. 2018 But this isn’t the kind of guardian angel who actually saves you. Lev Grossman, New York Times, "Are Her Characters Seeing Things? Maybe. Maybe Not.," 5 Apr. 2018 And to me, that's like my guardian angel who saved me that day. Fox News, "Former Senate aide James Wolfe arrested for lying to FBI," 9 June 2018 His guardian angel in the Senate is Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow Kentuckian. David Jackson, USA TODAY, "Supreme Court nominee short list features candidates President Trump likes for different reasons," 3 July 2018 Clara Daly answered the call, and the 15-year-old became Cook’s guardian angel for the flight. Christopher Muther,, "Six ways we can all be more civil and helpful to each other on planes," 26 June 2018 Nilsa Adorno, 30, a quirky kind of urban guardian angel sporting tattoos, facial piercings, a Batman T-shirt, and black sunglasses adorned with white skulls, squirted a dollop of hand sanitizer into each tiny palm. Alfred Lubrano,, "Fighting summer hunger block by block, lunch by lunch," 20 June 2018 The guardian angel took about 150 man hours to create, said Mellor. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "Here are the 2018 award-winning Fur Rondy snow sculptures," 26 Feb. 2018 In a device that mimics Robert Bresson’s 1951 film Diary of a Country Priest, which Schrader’s film draws on structurally and thematically, Jeffers serves as a kind of mentor and guardian angel for Toller and for First Reformed. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke, is bruising, vital, and one of the year’s best films," 25 May 2018

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First Known Use of guardian angel

circa 1631, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of guardian angel was circa 1631

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English Language Learners Definition of guardian angel

: an angel believed to watch and protect someone

: a helpful or protective person

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to gather or build up little by little

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