Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: saintly
IPA transcription: [s'e…™ntli]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, sainted
    Meaning: marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; "angelic beneficence"; "a beatific smile"; "a saintly concern for his fellow men"; "my sainted mother"
Usage examples
  • There are more clever people than good people; character,--high, spotless, saintly character,--is a far rarer thing in this world than talent or even genius.
  • Now, if she had been the heroine of a moral storybook, she ought at this period of her life to have become quite saintly, renounced the world, and gone about doing good in a mortified bonnet, with tracts in her pocket.
  • Seeing a man grow rich, they say, "How lucky he is!" Observing another become intellectual, they exclaim, "How highly favoured he is!" And noting the saintly character and wide influence of another, they remark, "How chance aids him at every turn!"
  • Is it not the worst of sacrilege, a foul profanation of our human nature, which for us, at least, should be holy and awful, when the heroic and saintly martyrdom of a true Man is thus falsified into the self-schemed sham sacrifice, ineffectual, of a God?