unsaintly

unsaintly

(ʌnˈseɪntlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
(Ecclesiastical Terms) lacking the quality or character of a saint
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What began there was a lifelong admiration of Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta that was tinged with a little unsaintly jealousy over their good fortune in Mary's choice of them.
Yet they attempt to deal in hard numbers, while the quitter nutters in the Unsaintly Church of Brexit Fanatics rely on screaming.
Following, Sian Gronlie analyses the unsaintly depictions of Viking missionaries to Iceland, pointing to conversion as a legal and social process requiring an awkward mix of missionary saint and legendary hero.
Meanwhile, in October, a village that is just up the road from Meifod and sits on the Powys/Shropshire border got the "t" back in its name after an unsaintly six-year row.
Now as the author of "Unsaintly Saints and Other Stories," a book about monastic life and the path to faith, Tikhon and his Kremlin connection are even more prominent.
More to the point, it isn't half cold at the moment, especially at the unsaintly hour I have to drag myself into this place every day.
To try and pursue revenge by calling the police would only put a burden on your shoulders that you would have to carry for the rest of your life." Revenge may be unsaintly yes but law and order are the marks of civilization.
See Helena Goscilo's essay on the project of creating a visual tradition for phantasmagorical Petersburg, "Unsaintly St.
The process, he concluded, generated "bitterness and resentment [that] gave the sanction of martyrdom to otherwise unsaintly lives or dignified an otherwise degraded ideology by appearing to persecute it" (1957, 150; see also pp.
Sloan's transition from a pleasant guest to a practical woman fighting for what she wants is impressive, and Robin Riker is sweetly vicious as the unsaintly neighbor Sue.
UNSAINTLY STUFF: Ref Kenny Clark steps in as tempers boil over at New Douglas Park while Buddies boss Gus MacPherson, right, makes a point