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Synonyms for archangel

an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy

a biennial cultivated herb

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Did you talk with those archangels and patriarchs, Sandy?
There are viceroys, princes, governors, sub-governors, sub-sub-governors, and a hundred orders of nobility, grading along down from grand-ducal archangels, stage by stage, till the general level is struck, where there ain't any titles.
All the nobility, and all the patriarchs and prophets - every last one of them - and all the archangels, and all the princes and governors and viceroys, were there, - and NO small fry - not a single one.
The archangels gave the barkeeper a stiff little military bow; the two old men rose; one of them said, "Moses and Esau welcome thee
Now, to go any one of these journeys in the winter would have been preposterous; for as to Dantzic, the Baltic would have been frozen up and I could not get passage; and to go by land in those countries was far less safe than among the Mogul Tartars; likewise, as to Archangel in October, all the ships would be gone from thence, and even the merchants who dwell there in summer retire south to Moscow in the winter, when the ships are gone; so that I could have nothing but extremity of cold to encounter, with a scarcity of provisions, and must lie in an empty town all the winter.
Besides, if angels are pure spirits, so are archangels.
7m has been provided by a syndicate of investors, led by Archangels, and includes existing investors Barwell PLC, TRI Cap and the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise.
Mark Twain's book of the same name, written in the form of letters from Satan to the archangels, makes fun of most organized religions, though it reserves particular scorn for Christianity.
The third hierarchy of the Principalities, Archangels, and Angels, carries out the particular actions that have been decided upon by the higher orders of angels.
Christianity proved equally adept at assimilating angels, devising an elaborate other-worldly hierarchy of nine categories, or ``choirs,'' of angels: angels, archangels, seraphim, cherubim, virtues, thrones, dominions, principalities and powers.
Adam Christie, CEO of Calcivis, said: "We are very pleased to announce this award from the Biomedical Catalyst and further investment from Archangels.
The dances which remain display to view Princedoms, Archangels, and one circle more With Angels' jubilation is filled through.
As Milinkovic, 37, was painting images last month of the Christ child, the Virgin Mary and archangels Michael and Gabriel, he kept the pioneers in his thoughts.
In Father Elijah religious intervention was very explicit; heavenly voices, including those of the three archangels, gave guidance to the priest in the title.
The outburst in the next generation to which he refers had nothing to do with archangels and a great deal to do with the Blessed Virgin.