Examples of saintly in a Sentence
a saintly man who devoted his life to caring for the dying
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Francis acknowledged Thursday that there were plenty of competent, loyal and even saintly people who work in the Holy See.
Which brings me back to the undoubtedly less saintly figures currently being accused of a variety of crimes in Hollywood and beyond.
The Browning-Ferris decision is a carefully calculated effort to enhance union power, not a saintly attempt to help workers.
Halloween refers to the Eve of All Hallows, the night before All Saints' Day, the Christian holy day that honors saintly people of the past.
There’s the customary nod toward the saintly Founders in the hopes that nobody will notice that there’s a considerable difference between anonymous political rhetoric and anonymous political influence-peddling.
After 48 hours of public flogging, Osteen relented—just as the sun was coming out in Houston and the waters were receding, taking with them his saintly reputation.
The beyond-saintly cop who stood patiently by as a now-former TV reporter cursed him out near a Philadelphia comedy club.
But there’s one thing that even the most saintly eateries haven’t quite figured out yet, and that’s packaging.
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First Known Use of saintly
Synonymsdevout, godly, pious, religious, sainted, holy
Antonymsantireligious, faithless, godless, impious, irreligious, ungodly, unholy
Related Wordsascetic (also ascetical), prayerful, reverent, reverential, spiritual, worshipful; pietistic, religiose; beatified, blessed (also blest), canonized, venerable; angelic (or angelical), cherubic; chaste, moral, pure, righteous, upright, virtuous
Near Antonymsblasphemous, desecrating, irreverent, profanatory, profane, sacrilegious; nonreligious, secular, unspiritual, worldly; backsliding, unfaithful; black, evil, immoral, iniquitous, miscreant, sinful, sinning, unrighteous, wicked
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