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
Recent Examples on the Web Like a gardener’s guardian angel, Texas spiny lizards can spot garden insects from their perches up high and scurry down to make a meal of those pests. René A. Guzman,, "Texas spiny lizard not as famous as the Texas horned lizard or horny toad, but is a master of disguise with real spunk," 22 Dec. 2020 Now, Noriega regards Eiglarsh as his guardian angel. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Man with cancer credits volunteer with saving his life during the pandemic," 9 Dec. 2020 What would a holiday movie list be without a guardian angel movie? Marianne Garvey, CNN, "The best of Netflix's charmingly bad holiday romcoms," 23 Nov. 2020 Mike Esmond, a great-grandfather and business owner from Gulf Breeze, Florida, is like a guardian angel for his neighbors. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Florida man pays off 114 outstanding utility bills for his neighbors before Christmas," 15 Dec. 2020 Hill, who acted in Parton's Netflix holiday movie Christmas on the Square, recalled her encounter with her guardian angel while appearing on Inside Edition, as People reports. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Actual Angel Dolly Parton Saved a Child Actor From an Oncoming Car," 11 Dec. 2020 In it, Cher plays the bobblehead version of herself, who serves as a glamorous and glitzy guardian angel for the other bobbles, Kelani (Brenda Song), Ikioi (Karen Fukuhara), Deuce (Khary Payton), and Purrbles (Julian Sands). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "How Cher Made the Most Out of Her 2020," 7 Dec. 2020 The java joint's guardian angel also picked up a $2,500 tab – giving a free cup to any local at the café. Frank Miles, Fox News, "Louisville coffee shop customer pays it forward with random act of kindness," 1 Dec. 2020 When her guardian angel Azrael shows up with an offer to revisit her life, Jenny is presented with a choice. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "The best of Netflix's charmingly bad holiday romcoms," 23 Nov. 2020

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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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9 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Guardian angel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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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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