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archangel
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
an angel of high rank
  • 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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (15% in)

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  • Do look at Humphrey: one might fancy him an ugly archangel towering above them in his white surplice.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (5% in)
  • Say, goddess, what ensued, when Raphael, The affable archangel ....
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (14% in)
  • 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.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (15% in)
  • 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.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (61% in)

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