Examples of saintly in a Sentence
a saintly man who devoted his life to caring for the dying
Recent Examples of saintly from the Web
Not even having a team leader with the saintly qualities of quarterback Tim Tebow could keep the bail bondsman business in Gainesville from booming.
His notoriously shortsighted rant arguing, more or less, that black people are their own worst enemy, at a 2004 N.A.A.C.P. commemoration ceremony, helped tarnish his saintly glow.
Panels of doctors, theologians, bishops and cardinals must certify that the cure was instantaneous, complete and lasting — and was due to the intercession of the saintly candidate.
In a cavernous movie theater in central Istanbul one recent evening, only two people had tickets to see the sweeping film about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rise from a saintly childhood to become one of Turkey’s longest-serving leaders.
Besides, think of the saintly people who clean public restrooms.
And not Sirkit, whose moral flaws and failures in judgment are divulged as the story unfolds, allowing her to evolve from a saintly victim into a complex heroine.
Their Web site introduces Santa Tecla, an important religious figure in Catalonia, and even provides some saintly duties like offering to cure computer problems and providing a space for online confessions.
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First Known Use of saintly
SAINTLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saintly for English Language Learners
: like a saint : very good and kind
SAINTLY Defined for Kids
Definition of saintly for Students
: like a saint or like that of a saint a saintly deed
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