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Some refer to Gabriel as an archangel or as the angel of death.
  an angel of high rank
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Strongly Associated with:   archbishop
Various archangels are recognized in all three major monotheistic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism).  With some variation by religion and denomination, the three best known archangels in Christianity are Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
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  • Some refer to Gabriel as an archangel or as the angel of death.
  • But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!"
    Jude 1:9 (NIV)
  • He carries an old trumpet tied around his waist and believes with every fiber of his being that he is the Archangel Gabriel.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • even a king must obey when an archangel gives the word
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper

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  • She was clean as an archangel.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • Later, Simon comes into possession of the sword of the Archangel Michael.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Like most people, my first introduction to angels was through the looping footage of the Archangel Gabriel being shot.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • Like stars flung off the brows of archangels.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Half drowned, borne utterly away by the anthem, she closed her eyes while the archangelic trio chanted its mysterious praise to the whirling earth: Dem kommenden Tage sagt es der Tag.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • "Meet me at the Archangel," Patch said.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • The cloud cover had parted for a moment and the light touched the edges of jaw and cheek, making him look gilded, like one of Donatello’s archangels.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There you have a dim and mighty archangel fitly set before you!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Do you think the archangel Gabriel thinks anything the less of me, because I promptly and respectfully obey that old hunks in that particular instance?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Erect, haughty, brilliant, he flaunted abroad in open day the superhuman bestiality of a ferocious archangel.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It was like casting an archangel as an accountant; I couldn’t visualize him in any commonplace role.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • The children are regular archangels, and I—well, I’m Jo, and never shall be anything else.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • This dreadful executioner, this true archangel of hate, was still staring.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The Pope is the successor of St. Peter, and represents the three divine powers; the rest-ORDINES INFERIORES-of the ecclesiastical hierarchy bless in the name of the holy archangels and angels.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Of Saint Michel the archangel, as the Pater Noster saith.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Where fallen archangels flung the stars of their brows.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The archangel Michael, the prince of the heavenly host, appeared glorious and terrible against the sky.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • He makes much of Zeus taking the swan’s form to ravish Leda and beget Helen (of Troy) on her, and he sees the archangel’s appearance to the Virgin Mary in terms of wings and birds as well.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • His companions for the night might be a murderer, an unfrocked priest or one who had unfrocked himself, a professor forced from his warm berth by a dull faculty, a lone driven man running from memory, a fallen archangel and a devil in training, and each contributed bits of thought to the fire as each contributed carrots and potatoes and onions and meat to the stew.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Say, goddess, what ensued, when Raphael, The affable archangel .
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The cardinal, like an archangel in cope and mitre, sprinkled the holy water; the organ broke into sound; the choir began to sing the Requiem Eternam.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • He laughed, and then began to hum that same, unfamiliar lullaby; the voice of an archangel, soft in my ear.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • As the looks of Death were not able to cause Abraham’s soul to depart from him, God removed the soul of Abraham as in a dream, and the archangel Michael took it up into heaven.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • And, no doubt, Maisie Maidan will find her young husband again, and Leonora will burn, clear and serene, a northern light and one of the archangels of God.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • She beseeches Him, she will not desist, and when God points to the hands and feet of her Son, nailed to the Cross, and asks, ’How can I forgive His tormentors?’ she bids all the saints, all the martyrs, all the angels and archangels to fall down with her and pray for mercy on all without distinction.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • In Islam, the archangel Gabriel, the same Gabriel who in the Bible spoke to the Virgin Mary and foretold the birth of Jesus, is believed to be the messenger who revealed the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • I would as soon deal with the archangel of darkness! I may yet have to, but then again I may not, for a merciful God will know that you have committed sins beyond any I have approached, and I leave this earth wanting only to take you with me!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The archangel Gabriel appears in the sky over Havana.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • We do not see that they only go out, that archangels may come in.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • Like an archangel sent from heaven, a police officer came charging up the sidewalk.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The damp grass along the edges of the paths was dotted with spikes of mauve bugle, and the sanicles and yellow archangels flowered thickly.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • These practical kabbalists used a so-called ’archangelic alphabet,’ derived from firstcentury Greek and Aramaic theurgic alphabets, which resembled cuneiform.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • They managed to escape before the priest could summon a ray of lightning to turn them all into pillars of salt, but from the threshold they could hear his dreadful voice of offended archangel.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • An irreproachable Zeus-like figure in the legal world did not pay a disbarred, discredited, deniable alcoholic "scum" like one Brendan Patrick Pierre Prefontaine an outrageous sum of money because his soul was with the archangels of heaven.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • As the patients took turns to peck like hens around the four points of Gebrew’s handheld cross—once for the crucified Christ, then for Mary, then once for all the archangels and the saints, and then for the four living creatures of the Book of Revelation—and waited for Gebrew to touch it to their forehead, order was imposed.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The sword of the Archangel Michael, that Joshua fought with at Jericho, for it is infused with heavenly fire.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I have no ambition to lose my life on the post-road between St. Petersburgh and Archangel.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • We came from Archangel the 20th of August in the same year, and arrived at Hamburg the 30th of September.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Tell me what color the Archangel Raphael is wearing.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Archangel Michael were to come here this minute, he would say: ’What charming weather we are having today!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Their blessedness and the swiftness of time motion with which in unending delight they circled around God were in proportion to their nearness to Him, —first the Seraphs, then the Cherubs, Thrones, Dominations, Virtues, Powers, Princes, Archangels, and Angels.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • We talked about Leper’s stand at Stalingrad, Leper on the Burma Road, Leper’s convoy to Archangel; we surmised that the crisis over the leadership of the Free French would be resolved by the appointment of neither de Gaulle nor Giraud but Lepellier; we knew, better than the newspapers, that it was not the Big Three but the Big Four who were running the war.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Darkened so, yet shone Above them all th’ Archangel: but his face Deep scars of thunder had intrenched, and care Sat on his faded cheek, but under brows Of dauntless courage, and considerate pride Waiting revenge.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • You look quite enough to satisfy an archangel, and I’m sure I feel harmless—so—if it makes you look nice, and makes folk happy when they have us, and makes us happy—why, we’re not cheating them out of much!"
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Seems to think I’m a little tin archangel, and the best-looking man in Zenith."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
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