saintliness


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saint·ly

 (sānt′lē)
adj. saint·li·er, saint·li·est
Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.

saint′li·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saintliness - the quality of resembling a saint
good, goodness - moral excellence or admirableness; "there is much good to be found in people"
Translations
قَداسَه، ملائِكِيَّه
posvátnostsvatost
fromhedhelgenagtighed
életszentség
heilagleiki
azizlikermişlikevliyalık

saintliness

[ˈseɪntlɪnɪs] Nsantidad f

saintliness

nHeiligkeit f; (fig pej, of person) → frömmlerisches Wesen; the saintliness of his smilesein lammfrommes Lächeln

saintliness

[ˈseɪntlɪnɪs] nsantità

saint

(seint) , ((before a name) snt) noun
1. (often abbreviated to St , especially when used in the names of places, plants etc) a title given especially by the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches to a very good or holy person after his death. Saint Matthew; St John's Road.
2. a very good, kind person. You really are a saint to put up with her.
ˈsaintly adjective
He led a saintly life; a saintly expression.
ˈsaintliness noun
References in classic literature ?
But I can almost forgive them, because, as I told you, she is a saint, and a persecution is all that she needs to bring out her saintliness and make her perfect.
She reminded me that she had kept house ever since she was "so high" for her uncle the priest: a man well-known for his saintliness in a large district extending even beyond Pampeluna.
Have you ever had to face someone who is simply incarnate Saintliness and Disapproval, who--'
Robert himself is certainly worth knowing--a really attractive union of manliness and saintliness, of shrewd sense and unworldly aims, and withal with that kindness and pity the absence of which so often abates the actual value of those other gifts.
Briefly, Robert Elsmere, a priest of the Anglican Church, marries a very religious woman; there is the perfection of "mutual love"; at length he has doubts about "historic Christianity"; he gives up his orders; carries his learning, his fine intellect, his goodness, nay, his saintliness, into a kind of Unitarianism; the wife becomes more intolerant than ever; there is a long and faithful effort on both sides, eventually successful, on the part of these mentally [66] divided people, to hold together; ending with the hero's death, the genuine piety and resignation of which is the crowning touch in the author's able, learned, and thoroughly sincere apology for Robert Elsmere's position.
Under her purity, and saintliness, and culture, and ethereal beauty of soul, she was, in things fundamentally human, just like Lizzie Connolly and all Lizzie Connollys.
And the result was, willy-nilly, that he was led away to a private sanitarium for mental disease, while in the newspapers appeared pathetic accounts of his mental breakdown and of the saintliness of his character.
Legends came into play as well--of auspicious birth, of piety, of saintliness, even of his being a demi-god; and as those arose, so did counterclaims of the king overstepping the bounds of sacred kingship (pp.
It was also a founding member of the organisation of Islamic Co-operation; the country was once Shi'a under the Fatimids; and is where the majority of the (Sunni) population show an enormous saintliness towards the family of Prophet Mohammed, including the most sacred Shi'a figures, Mohammad's son-in-law and cousin Ali, and his sons Al-Hussein and Al-Hassan.
Motherhood might be sacrosanct, but saintliness itself was another matter.
The greatest of his gifts was the human touch - an exercise of sympathy so natural, so effortless, and constant that his life seemed sometimes to be a furious denial of a saintliness he could not hide'.
Not even the holy fathers, who are so quick of flaunting their assumed mantles of piety and saintliness, have a clean slate to show when it comes to patronage.