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  • The damp grass along the edges of the paths was dotted with spikes of mauve bugle, and the sanicles and yellow archangels flowered thickly.†   (source)
  • The machinations of archangels are beyond me.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • During the communion service, just as he spoke the old, old words, "Therefore, with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven," bright light suddenly filled the church and all the bowed heads lifted to see the sun glistening on the snows that crowned Whoop-Szo, and it seemed to Mark that he felt the burden of the winter lift as from a common shoulder, and heard the sigh of gratitude rise from a common heart.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They're saying all the surviving archangels should be in the running for Messenger, including you.†   (source)
  • Hundreds, yes, literally hundreds, had come out in a single night; the green bushes bowed down as though they had been visited by archangels.†   (source)
  • And the real roses themselves have bloomed "in the hundreds" overnight, as if by magic or, since Mansfield mentions a visitation by archangels, by divinity.†   (source)
  • She followed the difficulties of the procession with such attention that no one doubted that she was seeing it, especially because her raised hand of an archangelic messenger was moving with the swaying of the cart.†   (source)
  • The children are regular archangels, and I—well, I'm Jo, and never shall be anything else.†   (source)
  • We do not see that they only go out, that archangels may come in.†   (source)
  • Heaven closes: the ARCHANGELS separate.†   (source)
  • No longer the lowly Lamb of God, no longer the meek Jesus of Nazareth, no longer the Man of Sorrows, no longer the Good Shepherd, He is seen now coming upon the clouds, in great power and majesty, attended by nine choirs of angels, angels and archangels, principalities, powers and virtues, thrones and dominations, cherubim and seraphim, God Omnipotent, God Everlasting.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Throughout the whole of the month of May of that year 1832, there were there, in every night, in that poor, neglected garden, beneath that thicket which grew thicker and more fragrant day by day, two beings composed of all chastity, all innocence, overflowing with all the felicity of heaven, nearer to the archangels than to mankind, pure, honest, intoxicated, radiant, who shone for each other amid the shadows.†   (source)
  • [Illustration]
    (The THREE ARCHANGELS come forward.)†   (source)
  • But in gazing at such scenes, it is all in all what mood you are in; if in the Dantean, the devils will occur to you; if in that of Isaiah, the archangels.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • of the animal, the transformation in death, the recapitulation of existences which the tomb contains, the incomprehensible grafting of successive loves on the persistent I, the essence, the substance, the Nile, and the Ens, the soul, nature, liberty, necessity; perpendicular problems, sinister obscurities, where lean the gigantic archangels of the human mind; formidable abysses, which Lucretius, Manou, Saint Paul, Dante, contemplate with eyes flashing lightning, which seems by its steady gaze on the infinite to cause stars to blaze forth there.†   (source)
  • For he had been as instructive as Milton's "affable archangel;" and with something of the archangelic manner he told her how he had undertaken to show (what indeed had been attempted before, but not with that thoroughness, justice of comparison, and effectiveness of arrangement at which Mr. Casaubon aimed) that all the mythical systems or erratic mythical fragments in the world were corruptions of a tradition originally revealed.†   (source)
  • For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heartwoes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Where fallen archangels flung the stars of their brows.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He laughed, and then began to hum that same, unfamiliar lullaby; the voice of an archangel, soft in my ear.†   (source)
  • He's Michael the Archangel and Moroni and Satan and Masked Entropy and the Frankenstein monster all rolled into one package," I said.†   (source)
  • Like an archangel sent from heaven, a police officer came charging up the sidewalk.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Sir, if this information was hand delivered by the Archangel Michael, I'd have trouble believing it—but since you gentlemen say it's reliable...†   (source)
  • Tell me what color the Archangel Raphael is wearing.†   (source)
  • Such luxury reminds me of a time when I happened to be in Archangel...†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • Behind the Ferris wheel a thin wire ribboned to form the hills and valleys of the Archangel.†   (source)
  • The archangel Gabriel appears in the sky over Havana.†   (source)
  • The word "archangel" is steeped with venom.†   (source)
  • A few, like Fidel who was the most accustomed to the Mexican flag's protocol, sang along with the music: "Tus seines de oliva/De la Paz el arcdngel divinolQue en el cielo tu eterno destinoiPor el dedo de Dios se escribio [Your forehead shall be girded with olive garlands/by the divine archangel of peace/For in heaven your eternal destiny/has been written by the hand of God].†   (source)
  • I would as soon deal with the archangel of darkness!†   (source)
  • Later, Simon comes into possession of the sword of the Archangel Michael.†   (source)
  • The archangel Gabriel and Jesus are raising the dead.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he was an archangel after all.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She heard indirectly of his misfortune and rushed off to Vologda (the junction for Archangel) to look for him and obtain his release.†   (source)
  • It was like casting an archangel as an accountant; I couldn't visualize him in any commonplace role.†   (source)
  • "The Archangel," I said, finally understanding.†   (source)
  • The great archangel, on his knees with a pair of demon wings puddled around him.†   (source)
  • Turns out it's not that easy to completely heal a wound made by an archangel's blade.†   (source)
  • Perhaps he really was an archangel after all.†   (source)
  • "Careful with that, archangel," says the giant as he stalks toward Raffe.†   (source)
  • I was about to ask Patch if he'd noticed anything strange on the Archangel, when I stopped myself.†   (source)
  • It is the sword of the Archangel Michael, commander of the armies of Heaven.†   (source)
  • There's the Archangel, before it was remodeled.†   (source)
  • "We think it's a leftover effect from the archangel's sword," he said.†   (source)
  • My memory went back to the night Patch dared me to ride the Archangel.†   (source)
  • In step with Patch, I made my way to the back of the line leading up to the Archangel.†   (source)
  • My past might frighten you, he'd said on the loading platform of the Archangel.†   (source)
  • The Archangel rose up above the treetops.†   (source)
  • In the house they simply thought that her mind was wandering, especially since the time she had begun walking about with her right arm raised like the Archangel Gabriel.†   (source)
  • The Rodina had found herself in need of experienced seamen to pilot ships into the ports of Murmansk and Archangel, to which the Allies were bringing weapons, food, and the sundries that allow a modern army to function.†   (source)
  • The Archangel Michael's sword.†   (source)
  • He typed the first and last name—the name of an archangel followed by a rather common Israeli surname.†   (source)
  • Like most people, my first introduction to angels was through the looping footage of the Archangel Gabriel being shot.†   (source)
  • It's the Archangel Michael's sword.†   (source)
  • You've acquired a pet, archangel.†   (source)
  • You could never get an angel to give you the archangel's sword; you can take by force from an angel, but there is no greater crime.†   (source)
  • Are you really an archangel?†   (source)
  • The sword of the Archangel Michael, that Joshua fought with at Jericho, for it is infused with heavenly fire.†   (source)
  • "Meet me at the Archangel," Patch said.†   (source)
  • "The Archangel," I murmured, looking back over my shoulder at the ride, which had started its next ascent.†   (source)
  • I made you think you fell off the Archangel because I wanted to kill you, but I couldn't go through with it.†   (source)
  • I stayed with the flow of foot traffic, keeping my eyes on the distant track of the Archangel looping through the sky.†   (source)
  • I told myself there was a good chance it was merely a very creepy coincidence that the paintings on the Archangel depicted Patch's scars perfectly.†   (source)
  • I was still shaken over what had happened on the Archangel, and no matter how many times I tried to flush it out, the image of falling repeated through my head.†   (source)
  • What happened on the Archangel?†   (source)
  • The same Patch who saved me from plunging to my death on the Archangel—because that's what I was sure had happened, although I had zero logical explanations.†   (source)
  • I felt a jab in my stomach and probably should have taken it for an answer, but despite my best intentions, I found myself continuing down the walkway toward the Archangel.†   (source)
  • Ride the Archangel with me.†   (source)
  • His group was to be sent, like the one preceding it, to dig trenches on the Archangel front, but was diverted on its way and sent east through Moscow.†   (source)
  • From the first accident of this kind, Father Vaillant escaped with nothing worse than a sprain, and he wrote Bishop Latour that he attributed his preservation to the Archangel Raphael, whose office he had said with unusual fervour that morning.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Archangel Michael were to come here this minute, he would say: 'What charming weather we are having today!†   (source)
  • Seems to think I'm a little tin archangel, and the best-looking man in Zenith.†   (source)
  • There you have a dim and mighty archangel fitly set before you!†   (source)
  • Of Saint Michel the archangel, as the Pater Noster saith.†   (source)
  • At intervals, it arched forth its vast archangel wings, as if to embrace some holy ark.†   (source)
  • Marry I do not think there's not another archangel with so right a heart as thine.†   (source)
  • This dreadful executioner, this true archangel of hate, was still staring.†   (source)
  • He announced himself as the archangel Gabriel, and commanded the captain to jump overboard.†   (source)
  • I am but an archangel; but for him I should be pope!†   (source)
  • I will, I will indeed—nor ever touch another, though heaven send it and an archangel fetch it.†   (source)
  • The archangel Michael, the prince of the heavenly host, appeared glorious and terrible against the sky.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • I dream of Venice, and I live in Archangel and scold because the Northern seas aren't tender-colored.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • No angel or archangel in heaven, no saint, not even the Blessed Virgin herself, has the power of a priest of God: the power of the keys, the power to bind and to loose from sin, the power of exorcism, the power to cast out from the creatures of God the evil spirits that have power over them; the power, the authority, to make the great God of Heaven come down upon the altar and take the form of bread and wine.†   (source)
  • Do look at Humphrey: one might fancy him an ugly archangel towering above them in his white surplice.†   (source)
  • Erect, haughty, brilliant, he flaunted abroad in open day the superhuman bestiality of a ferocious archangel.†   (source)
  • Her mighty orbit vaults like the fresh rainbow into the deep, but no archangel's wing was yet strong enough to follow it, and report of the return of the curve.†   (source)
  • to love with all the fury of one's soul; to feel that one would give for the least of her smiles, one's blood, one's vitals, one's fame, one's salvation, one's immortality and eternity, this life and the other; to regret that one is not a king, emperor, archangel, God, in order that one might place a greater slave beneath her feet; to clasp her night and day in one's dreams and one's thoughts, and to behold her in love with the trappings of a soldier and to have nothing to offer her but a priest's dirty cassock, which will inspire her with fear and disgust!†   (source)
  • Say, goddess, what ensued, when Raphael, The affable archangel ... Eve The story heard attentive, and was filled With admiration, and deep muse, to hear Of things so high and strange.†   (source)
  • Thus they are struggles of one against a hundred, which always end in crushing the barricade; unless the revolution, uprising suddenly, flings into the balance its flaming archangel's sword.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • He intervened like an archangel.†   (source)
  • In her indignation there was a sense of superiority, but it went out for the present in firmness of stroke, and did not compress itself into an inward articulate voice pronouncing the once "affable archangel" a poor creature.†   (source)
  • For he had been as instructive as Milton's "affable archangel;" and with something of the archangelic manner he told her how he had undertaken to show (what indeed had been attempted before, but not with that thoroughness, justice of comparison, and effectiveness of arrangement at which Mr. Casaubon aimed) that all the mythical systems or erratic mythical fragments in the world were corruptions of a tradition originally revealed.†   (source)
  • In vain may one be crowned with light and joy, in vain may one taste the grand purple hour of life, happy love, such shocks would force even the archangel in his ecstasy, even the demigod in his glory, to shudder.†   (source)
  • Meantime, the hoisted sperm whale's head jogged about very violently, and Gabriel was seen eyeing it with rather more apprehensiveness than his archangel nature seemed to warrant.†   (source)
  • I was made an archangel on this very spot, it is five years ago, by angels sent from heaven to confer that awful dignity.†   (source)
  • every direction, the frontiers of kingdoms oscillated on the map, the sound of a superhuman sword was heard, as it was drawn from its sheath; they beheld him, him, rise erect on the horizon with a blazing brand in his hand, and a glow in his eyes, unfolding amid the thunder, his two wings, the grand army and the old guard, and he was the archangel of war!†   (source)
  • This terrible event clothed the archangel with added influence; because his credulous disciples believed that he had specifically fore-announced it, instead of only making a general prophecy, which any one might have done, and so have chanced to hit one of many marks in the wide margin allowed.†   (source)
  • "Marry I will never doubt THAT!" said the King—and then told his own story; after which, Hendon was sorry he had not destroyed the archangel.†   (source)
  • As such a man, however, was not of much practical use in the ship, especially as he refused to work except when he pleased, the incredulous captain would fain have been rid of him; but apprised that that individual's intention was to land him in the first convenient port, the archangel forthwith opened all his seals and vials—devoting the ship and all hands to unconditional perdition, in case this intention was carried out.†   (source)
  • He paused, to give this speech effect; then his face suddenly changed, and he started to his feet again saying, with angry energy, "Yes, I am an archangel; A MERE ARCHANGEL!†   (source)
  • The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.†   (source)
  • Here he began to mumble again, and beat his forehead in futile rage, with his fist; now and then articulating a venomous curse, and now and then a pathetic "Wherefore I am nought but an archangel—I that should have been pope!"†   (source)
  • But when, some year or two afterwards, Moby Dick was fairly sighted from the mast-heads, Macey, the chief mate, burned with ardour to encounter him; and the captain himself being not unwilling to let him have the opportunity, despite all the archangel's denunciations and forewarnings, Macey succeeded in persuading five men to man his boat.†   (source)
  • After a moment or two he went on tiptoe to the window-opening, put his head out, and peered around in the gloaming, then came tiptoeing back again, put his face close down to the King's, and whispered— "I am an archangel!"†   (source)
  • Hendon detailed all his wide wanderings in search of the King, and described how the archangel had led him a fool's journey all over the forest, and taken him back to the hut, finally, when he found he could not get rid of him.†   (source)
  • The old devotee moved the boy nearer to the fire and made him comfortable; doctored his small bruises and abrasions with a deft and tender hand; and then set about preparing and cooking a supper —chatting pleasantly all the time, and occasionally stroking the lad's cheek or patting his head, in such a gently caressing way that in a little while all the fear and repulsion inspired by the archangel were changed to reverence and affection for the man.†   (source)
  • Next he essayed to tie the wrists; he made several attempts to cross them, but the boy always drew one hand or the other away, just as the cord was ready to be applied; but at last, when the archangel was almost ready to despair, the boy crossed his hands himself, and the next moment they were bound.†   (source)
  • I am an archangel!†   (source)
  • The priest prayed: —Blessed Michael, archangel, defend us in the hour of conflict.†   (source)
  • He told her that time when she told him about that in confession, crimsoning up to the roots of her hair for fear he could see, not to be troubled because that was only the voice of nature and we were all subject to nature's laws, he said, in this life and that that was no sin because that came from the nature of woman instituted by God, he said, and that Our Blessed Lady herself said to the archangel Gabriel be it done unto me according to Thy Word.†   (source)
  • "Is this the region, this the soil, the clime,"
    Said then the lost Archangel, "this the seat
    That we must change for Heaven?†   (source)
  • We came from Archangel the 20th of August in the same year, and arrived at Hamburg the 30th of September.†   (source)
  • (which I sold at Archangel at a good price) we set out from this city the beginning of June, making a small caravan, being about thirty-two horses and camels, of which I represented the head†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As I was bound to England, I now behoved either to go with the caravan to Jerosaw, from thence west to Marva, and the gulph of Finland, and so by land or sea to Denmark; or else I must leave the caravan at a little town on the Dwina, and so to Archangel, where I was certain of shipping either to England, Holland, or Hamburgh.†   (source)
  • His form had yet not lost
    All her original brightness, nor appeared
    Less than Archangel ruined, and th' excess
    Of glory obscured: as when the sun new-risen
    Looks through the horizontal misty air
    Shorn of his beams, or, from behind the moon,
    In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds
    On half the nations, and with fear of change
    Perplexes monarchs.†   (source)
  • In five days after we came to Veuslima, upon the river Witzedga; from thence we came to Lawrenskoy, on the third of July, where, providing ourselves with two luggage boats, and a convenient bark, we embarked the seventh, and arrived at Archangel the eighteenth, after a year, five months, and three days journey, including the eight months and odd days at Tobolski.†   (source)
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  • I have no ambition to lose my life on the post-road between St. Petersburgh and Archangel.   (source)
    archangel = city name
  • Well, these are useless complaints; I shall certainly find no friend on the wide ocean, nor even here in Archangel, among merchants and seamen.   (source)
  • This letter will reach England by a merchantman now on its homeward voyage from Archangel; more fortunate than I, who may not see my native land, perhaps, for many years.   (source)
  • Your affectionate brother, R. Walton Letter 2 To Mrs. Saville, England Archangel, 28th March, 17— How slowly the time passes here, encompassed as I am by frost and snow!   (source)
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