What does saintly mean?

Definitions for saintly
ˈseɪnt lisaint·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. angelic, angelical, beatific, saintlike, saintly, saintedadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. saintlyadjective

    holy, characteristic of a saint

    Sophie led a saintly life.

  2. Etymology: From saint +

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Saintlyadjective

    Like a saint; becoming a saint.

    Etymology: from saint.

    I mention still
    Him whom thy wrongs, with saintly patience borne,
    Made famous in a land and times obscure. John Milton, Par. Lost.

Wikipedia

  1. Saintly

    Saintly (21 September 1992 – 16 December 2016) was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who was named Australia's champion racehorse in 1997. A giant chestnut gelding by Sky Chase out of All Grace (by Sir Tristram), he was bred by his trainer, Bart Cummings, who owned him in partnership with a Malaysian businessman, Dato Tan Chin Nam. In 2017 Saintly was inducted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.Saintly gained the moniker 'The horse from heaven' due to his name and his partnership with jockey Darren Beadman, who at the time was a proclaimed born-again Christian.

ChatGPT

  1. saintly

    Saintly refers to behavior, character or quality that is exceptionally virtuous, pious, benevolent, or devout, typically echoing the traits and characteristics attributed to religious saints. This term may also suggest living in a selfless manner, displaying great compassion and meekness, focusing on the well-being of others, and/or embodying profound spirituality and moral rectitude.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saintly

    like a saint; becoming a holy person

Wikidata

  1. Saintly

    Saintly was an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who was named Australia's champion racehorse in 1997. A giant chestnut gelding by Sky Chase out of All Grace, he was bred by his trainer, Bart Cummings, who owned him in partnership with a Malaysian businessman, Dato Tan Chin Nam. Saintly gained the moniker 'The horse from heaven' due to his name and his partnership with jockey Darren Beadman, who at the time was a proclaimed born-again Christian. Saintly broke his maiden as a two-year-old, on 19 April 1995, and returned in the latter part of the spring, at three, where he won three races, including the Listed Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington. He opened the new year by defeating the well-performed Juggler in the Expressway Stakes, and won the Australian Cup two starts later. He was then placed behind Octagonal in the Rosehill Guineas, the Mercedes Classic, and the Australian Derby, and finished in front of Nothin' Leica Dane and Filante, in what was considered a vintage crop of three-year-olds. At four, Saintly was runner-up to Filante in the Warwick and the Chelmsford Stakes, won the Hill Stakes at his third run back, and was surprisingly defeated by Adventurous, Hula Flight, and Nothin' Leica Dane in the Craven Plate and The Metropolitan. In Melbourne, however, he found his best form. He charged home to beat Filante in the Cox Plate and backed up 10 days later for an easy win in the Melbourne Cup. He was just the fourth horse to complete the double in the same year, following Nightmarch, Phar Lap, and Rising Fast, and preceding Makybe Diva.

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  1. nastily

  2. staynil

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saintly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saintly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of saintly in a Sentence

  1. Christen Kuikoua:

    I remember feeling trapped in a cage of lust, a cycle that seemed endless. Then I faced a choice: remain a slave to my addiction, presenting a saintly facade to the world while feeling estranged from God, or break free from the chains of lust, repent, and find welcome in God's loving embrace.

  2. Pope Francis:

    The first experience went rather well because he’s a saintly and discreet man, and he handled it well, but in the future, things should be delineated more, or things should be made more explicit.

  3. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images:

    Yeah, they’re called the Saints, i don’t think they’re very saintly. A Saint would have probably let us score once or twice yesterday. So gotta rethink that nickname.

  4. Corine Fairbanks:

    The pope stating that this person is someone saintly, or someone to be looked up to, or even revered or prayed to is giving the international message that what happened (to indigenous people), was by divine right, thousands, hundreds of thousands of people were killed all in the name of Catholicism and progress, so to speak.

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