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 ?
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.
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--'
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.
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.
Bodily relics are an important part of Catholic tradition, since the body is considered to be the "instrument" of the person's saintliness.
The manner of amassing wealth and their sexual misdemeanors have grabbed headlines so often, yet the blind-faith they command allows them to maintain the garb of saintliness that has endeared them to their disciples.
From Ciszek's first days back home in the States to his final words before his death, "With God in America" demonstrates that saintliness isn't primarily about acting heroically in dramatic or devastating circumstances, but about honoring the ordinary, everyday aspects of life as treasured gifts from God.
Each one appeared on the steps of No 10 smiling beatifically for the cameras wrapped in an aura of bliss and saintliness.
Cooper writes characters that you can really root for, despite the fact that she never disguises their faults, from Rupert's infidelity and impetuousness to Taggie's doormat saintliness, Cooper's message is clear: we're all worthy of love and it will come to us in the end.