adjective, saint·li·er, saint·li·est.
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Following the incident, she has chosen self-exile, turning her back on her friends and community, even changing her name from Katie to Maud, which she believes is more saintly.
Not quite Jesus making wine, but there’s something saintly about a smoother southside mojito that helps save our oceans.When Dead Beer Walks: A Dane in Vietnam Turns Strange Brew Into Craft Gin|Eugene Robinson|February 12, 2021|Ozy
Yet, I dare any reader, no matter how saintly, not to love him.Highsmith at 100: Literary legacy marred by racism|Kathi Wolfe|February 10, 2021|Washington Blade
Sometimes, that intense social judgment, that expectation of saintly loving maternal perfection, can destroy a mother.Postpartum Stigma: Why My Patient Committed Suicide|Jean Kim|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fleiss makes the film as a devotee would, depicting Weir in a saintly glow.Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow|Emily Shire|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Top U.S. officials contribute with their daily evocation of saintly principles that the United States itself has often defied.
Why would God reward such saintly behavior with such a ghastly tragedy?
Diana came to see her as a sweet, saintly woman whose charity work was an inspiration.Malice in the Palace: Prince George’s Treacherous New Digs|Tina Brown|July 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Woman is a saintly and noble creature, but almost always misunderstood, and nearly always misjudged because she is misunderstood.Juana|Honore de Balzac
Back, back, good Christians, the saintly Peter will come and speak to you under the great tree.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
I made a great effort, once more dismissed the recollections of the night, and fell once more to brooding on my saintly poetess.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
He enjoined that the saintly teacher, having food and raiment of the most homely kind, ought therewith to be content.Ancient Faiths And Modern|Thomas Inman
Saintly pastors of the flock, like Carlo Borrommeo, carried on a crusade against these corruptors of public morals.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first|Count Carlo Gozzi