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[seynt-ship] /ˈseɪnt ʃɪp/
the qualities or status of a saint.
Origin of saintship
First recorded in 1600-10; saint + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • How did saints feel themselves, I wonder, about their saintship?

    Hortus Inclusus John Ruskin
  • Ill use your own words and say that he cant,—that his saintship cant.

    The Shadow of Life Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • He did not relish a form of martyrdom that came with his saintship, either.

    In Pawn Ellis Parker Butler
  • The four roads to Iddhi are the four bases of saintship by which it is obtained.

  • China sacrificed must be a great means of saintship to women.

    Household Papers and Stories Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • It was as if he had said: "You are not the saint that Edith is, nor yet the connoisseur in saintship that I am."

    The Helpmate

    May Sinclair
  • saintship: The exclusive possession of those who have either worn out or never had the capacity to sin.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • He was a member of the Sadhu sect, a "candidate for saintship," to use the expression of one of our party.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • The chronicle of his life is by no means trustworthy, but that is essential neither to popularity nor saintship.

  • And, unhappily, he finds but too many followers weak enough or wicked enough to recognize his saintship and accept his creed.

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