adjective, saint·li·er, saint·li·est.
Examples from the Web for saintly
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.
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
Reasons for my Gingrich blues No lunar dreams or Grecian cruise No credit line from Tiffany's No saintly wife, his former squeeze.
She received the Controller as she might have received a saintly miracle-worker, who had come to remove her goitre.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
It was my happiness, when I was ordained, to be settled next neighbour to an aged and saintly minister.The Preacher and His Models|James Stalker
When her saintly heart beat its last, it was my hands laid her there, by the side of your father.Hildebrand|Anonymous
It was when my saintly mother was passing into the spiritland, and, without fear or trepidation, lay calmly awaiting her call.Betty Grier|Joseph Waugh
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepp'd a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education