Examples of saintly in a Sentence
a saintly man who devoted his life to caring for the dying
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Banks were built in the form of Greek temples to promote honest commerce; public charity events were held in gothic-themed surroundings to inspire saintly generosity.
One was that Lenin and his henchmen, many of whom were Jewish, had demanded that the heads of the saintly Romanovs be brought to Moscow as a sort of diabolical Hebraic-Bolshevik tribute.
Clara is a sanctimonious church-goer and advertises herself to be a saintly senior citizen.
Those acquainted with the life of Monson remember a saintly soul who felt more comfortable blessing and praying for old friends in hospital rooms than standing in front of a TV camera to receive an accolade.
Matt Stone/Louisville Courier Journal For three generations, he was known as almost a saintly sort of fellow, performing Christmas miracles throughout the hollows of Harlan County.
The seamy and saintly business of biblical relic collecting dates back to the fourth century, when Helena of Constantine came to Jerusalem looking for pieces of the True Cross.
In her mind, the best solution would be to divide the body into relics, as has happened with saintly relics in the Roman Catholic Church for centuries.
One piece of saintly praise: The filmmakers deserve credit for their commitment to a PG rating.
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Definition of saintly for English Language Learners
: like a saint : very good and kind
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