seraph

[ UK /sˈɛɹəf/ ]
NOUN
  1. an angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child
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  • In heaven the seraphim criticize the cherubim, who look down on the thrones: the original bureaucracy. YESTERDAY'S SHADOW
  • Even the Magdalene herself, eyes turned in horror from the abandoned grave to the radiant glory of the seraphim, had the faint touch of that naiveté in her eyes.
  • Poor dear good old Gwynne, tender, sensitive, shrinking, with the face of a seraph and the heart of a maid. Kempton-Wace Letters
  • At any rate, in some old books, thrones were a very high order of angels, just below the cherubim and seraphim. A PLAGUE OF ANGELS
  • Overall, the heavenly hierarchy moves from the freedom and might of contemplative adoration (by the seraphim, cherubim, and ophanim) through principled order and sovereignty (ruled by the dominions, princedoms, and powers) to active service toward others in a spirit of compassion and care (by the virtues, archangels, and angels). Archive 2007-09-01
  • So with all the angels and saints, with the cherubim and seraphim, let's all bow down in worship before the Lamb of God, who has ransomed us from death and brought us into his eternal kingdom!
  • Ceilings were painted in Michelangelo-themed angelic pictures, as well as the pictures on the walls lined with the broad spanning wings of seraphs and the pursuit of gliding in avian grace towards the luminescent clouds.
  • The boys who went there were a lesser kind of seraphs, sitting in the shade of a perennial tree of knowledge. John Godfrey's fortunes, related by himself
  • His voice was weak, but his countenance was seraphic, his long white hair reaching to his shoulders.
  • Dr. Raphael Valko and his wife Seraphina Valko orchestrated a campaign to excavate the body of a fallen angel from a cave in the Rhodope Mountains in 1943. Living With Music: A Playlist by Danielle Trussoni - Paper Cuts Blog - NYTimes.com
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