guardian angel

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guardian angel

1. An angel or other supernatural being who is appointed to protect, guide, or otherwise watch over a particular individual. You're lucky to be alive after that accident! You must have a guardian angel!
2. A person who protects, guides, or otherwise looks after the welfare of someone. Uncle John became my guardian angel after my parents died, always making sure I had everything I needed.
See also: angel
References in classic literature ?
Was he--I don't know how to shape the question--" murmured my guardian, "industrious?
He might have done worse," I heard my guardian soliloquize.
Is it possible," whispered my guardian as we put a chair for the little creature and got her to sit down with her load, the boy keeping close to her, holding to her apron, "that this child works for the rest?
Charley," said my guardian, turning his face away for a moment, "how do you live?
perhaps it had taken her all this time to get upstairs) and was talking to my guardian.
I believe I and my family have also had the honour of furnishing some entertainment in the same grave place," said my guardian composedly.
There was something so captivating in his light way of touching these fantastic strings, and he was such a mirthful child by the side of the graver childhood we had seen, that he made my guardian smile even as he turned towards us from a little private talk with Mrs.
Tell him to take his witness away directly," said my guardian to the clerk, in extreme disgust, "and ask him what he means by bringing such a fellow as that.
My guardian then took me into his own room, and while he lunched, standing, from a sandwich-box and a pocket flask of sherry (he seemed to bully his very sandwich as he ate it), informed me what arrangements he had made for me.
Another clerk was rung down from up-stairs to take his place while he was out, and I accompanied him into the street, after shaking hands with my guardian.
As he told the Catholic guardian George Godfrey Place, then the magistrates, he saw, from a window above the dining hall, male officers chasing younger female inmates, knocking one down, and throwing "her clothes completely over her head, and turn[ing] them down again one by one.
National Guardian offers installation, maintenance, and monitoring services for a range of security needs, including burglar and fire alarms, access control, closed circuit television, and remote video systems.
Thomas has a great deal more to say on angels in general, and on guardian angels in particular, than does the official teaching of the Church, which has always been conscious of the importance of keeping her teaching on angels subordinate to the more central truths of Catholic doctrine.
While the court appointed guardian can act as a protective mechanism for the person with a psychiatric, neurological or other mental disability, they may act in ways which restrict the person's right to choose where they want to live, work, the type of medical treatment they will receive, and how their money shall be managed.