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Given the late Alex Trebek’s saintly reputation, and the fact that “Jeopardy!”

For much of her lifetime, she and her music stood in the shadow of her husband, the late John Coltrane, a jazz titan and a near saintly figure in 20th-century American music.

Following the incident, she has chosen self-exile, turning her back on her friends and community, even changing her name from Katie to Maud, which she believes is more saintly.

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Not quite Jesus making wine, but there’s something saintly about a smoother southside mojito that helps save our oceans.

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Yet, I dare any reader, no matter how saintly, not to love him.

Sometimes, that intense social judgment, that expectation of saintly loving maternal perfection, can destroy a mother.

Fleiss makes the film as a devotee would, depicting Weir in a saintly glow.

Top U.S. officials contribute with their daily evocation of saintly principles that the United States itself has often defied.

Why would God reward such saintly behavior with such a ghastly tragedy?

Diana came to see her as a sweet, saintly woman whose charity work was an inspiration.

Woman is a saintly and noble creature, but almost always misunderstood, and nearly always misjudged because she is misunderstood.

Back, back, good Christians, the saintly Peter will come and speak to you under the great tree.

I made a great effort, once more dismissed the recollections of the night, and fell once more to brooding on my saintly poetess.

He enjoined that the saintly teacher, having food and raiment of the most homely kind, ought therewith to be content.

Saintly pastors of the flock, like Carlo Borrommeo, carried on a crusade against these corruptors of public morals.


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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to saintly, such as: angelic, pious, upstanding, beatific, blameless, and blessed.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.