ministering angel

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Ministering angel! you shall get your three thousand pounds.
'Well, yes - oh, you would intimate that her spirit has taken the post of ministering angel, and guards the fortunes of Wuthering Heights, even when her body is gone.
She is what your poet Scott 'ave said, a ministering angel thou.
He feels her superiority through every pore; he never before realised how absolutely inferior he is; he is abjectly polite, and contemptibly conciliatory; if a friend comes to see him, he eagerly praises her in case she should be listening behind the screen; he cannot call his soul his own, and, what is far more intolerable, neither is he sure that his body really belongs to him; he has read of ministering angels and the light touch of a woman's hand, but the day on which he can ring for his servant and put on his socks in private fills him with the same sort of wildness of joy that he felt as a homesick schoolboy at the end of his first term."
Earth had some very objectionable people in it; but, to make amends for that, all the women in heaven would be members of a prodigious committee that never quarrelled, with all the men in attendance on them as ministering angels. Beautiful!
They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.
From my earliest recollection, I date the en- tertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul em- brace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slav- ery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope de- parted not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom.
But as James' attachment to Mandy grows, so does their unease about the ministering angel. With a subtle and piercing wit, and fabulously drawn characters, this sharp family drama is a joy.
Barnes' ministering angel transports him to the beginning of time and the cosmos when humanity was but a twinkle in God's cosmic eye.
These images are: domestic worker; ministering angel; doctor's handmaiden; subordinate professional and autonomous professional.
Florence was known as the "ministering Angel" who arrived at the Scutari barracks in Turkey in 1854 to find wounded men kept in horrific conditions.
I'm still picking pieces (of glass) out." Professor John Tulloch, 63, who was on the train when the bomb went off, told the Prince a "ministering angel" Air Force officer climbed through his wrecked carriage and talked to him to keep him conscious until paramedics got to them.

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