Also saint·dom [seynt-duh m] /ˈseɪnt dəm/.
Origin of sainthood
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Examples from the Web for sainthood
When John Paul II died in 2005, pilgrims held signs and chanted “santo subito,” or “sainthood now,” at his funeral.
More than a million followers came to Rome for the beatification, and many more are expected when he escalates to sainthood.
Just remember that to quality for sainthood, you need more than four and a half games as a starter.Jeremy Lin Already a Legend? Reality-Checking the Hype
February 11, 2012
The Vatican uses graphology to examine the lives of candidates for sainthood.For Presidential Hopefuls, the Handwriting Says It All
January 11, 2012
Is a formal declaration of sainthood the imminent next step.The Best of Brit Lit
August 2, 2010
Is there not something like a promise of sainthood on the pure, white brow?
Cast a doubt on the sainthood of Mrs. Eddy, then you behold an angel in anger.The Church of St. Bunco
And burn away his peace— Which is the pearl Of sainthood thro all worlds!The Immortal Lure
Cale Young Rice
Above all, he had the indubitable evidence of sainthood, a halo.The Gentle Reader
Samuel McChord Crothers
St. Anthony, after forty years of sainthood, succumbs—and is glad that he does.Lola Montez
Edmund B. d'Auvergne
- the state or character of being a saint
- saints collectively
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Word Origin and History for sainthood
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