from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
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- adjective Belonging to, or proceeding from,
angels; resembling, characteristic of, or partaking of the nature of, an angel.
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- adjective of or relating to angels
- adjective marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
- adjective having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
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'angelical' -- seemed reproachfully to challenge in me recollections of things passed thousands of years ago (old indeed, yet that were made new again for us, because now first it was that we met again).
The only possible opening seemed to be to get himself made agent to negotiate a charter for Harvard; and therefore he soon had "angelical" suggestions that God needed him in England to glorify his name.
If so, I hope the Doctor, grown "angelical," kept his temper with the mild shade of Reynolds better than on the historical occasion when he discussed with him the question of "strong drinks."
Oh, how I shuddered as the sweet sunny eyes in the sweet sunny morning of June -- the month that was my 'angelical'; half spring, yet with summer dress, that to me was very
It is a spiritual being, ‘it is a kind of angelical thing.’
A woman that is modest creates in us an awe in her company, a wish for her welfare, a joy in her being actually happy, a sore and painful sorrow if distress should come upon her, a ready and willing heart to give her consolation, and a compassionate temper towards her, in every little accident of life she undergoes; and to sum up all in one word, it causes such a kind of angelical love, even to a stranger, as good natured brothers and sisters usually bear towards one another.
The point is about how a human apprehends the angelical form: what we would be conscious of when we are made aware of the presence of an angel.
He describes angelical visitations, indignations, resignations of sweet humility and strange, angelical messengers.
Nixon certainly was a crook and deserved to quit, but Kennedy and Johnson may not have been as white and angelical as we ususally think. — erik de koster, brussels
Who'd a thunk this gorgeous blonde - posing so angelical - seeming so lost in thought - perhaps about a favorite Debussy strain - could write such scary monster scenes?