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ministering angel

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Definition of ministering angel in English:

noun

often humorous
A kind-hearted person, especially a woman, who nurses or comforts others.
Example sentences
  • To many men, a nurse in a pub might just be mistaken for a ministering angel.
  • Well, a ministering angel flew out of the night.
  • Besides, she was a distinguished Indologist with her own career to pursue, whereas Elizabeth was a ministering angel.

Origin

early 17th century: with biblical allusion to Mark 1:13.

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