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archangel

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Definition an angel of high rank
  • In the movie, John Travolta played a seemingly irreverent archangel.
archangel = an angel of high rank
  • Some refer to Gabriel as an archangel or as the angel of death.
  • archangel = an angel of high rank
  • even a king must obey when an archangel gives the word
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • archangel = an angel of high rank
  • She was clean as an archangel.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • archangel = an angel of high rank
  • 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
  • archangel = an angel of high rank
  • 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
  • Like stars flung off the brows of archangels.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • The children are regular archangels, and I—well, I'm Jo, and never shall be anything else.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • We do not see that they only go out, that archangels may come in.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • These practical kabbalists used a so-called 'archangelic alphabet,' derived from firstcentury Greek and Aramaic theurgic alphabets, which resembled cuneiform.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • 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
  • [Illustration] [Illustration] PROLOGUE IN HEAVEN THE LORD THE HEAVENLY HOST Afterwards MEPHISTOPHELES (The THREE ARCHANGELS come forward.
    Goethe (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)  --  Faust
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    Margaret Craven  --  I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  • This first paragraph is bracketed by the ideal and archangels—not a particularly human environment, is it?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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