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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.
ALICE COLTRANE IS FINALLY HERALDED AS A JAZZ GREAT. A NEW REISSUE DOESN’T DO HER JUSTICE.ANDY BETAJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
ONE GOOD THING: THE GORGEOUS HORROR MOVIE ST. MAUD FINDS RELIGIOUS ECSTASY IN SELF-DESTRUCTIONAJA ROMANOMAY 14, 2021VOX
Not quite Jesus making wine, but there’s something saintly about a smoother southside mojito that helps save our oceans.
WHEN DEAD BEER WALKS: A DANE IN VIETNAM TURNS STRANGE BREW INTO CRAFT GINEUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 12, 2021OZY
Yet, I dare any reader, no matter how saintly, not to love him.
HIGHSMITH AT 100: LITERARY LEGACY MARRED BY RACISMKATHI WOLFEFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Woman is a saintly and noble creature, but almost always misunderstood, and nearly always misjudged because she is misunderstood.
JUANAHONORE DE BALZAC
Back, back, good Christians, the saintly Peter will come and speak to you under the great tree.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
I made a great effort, once more dismissed the recollections of the night, and fell once more to brooding on my saintly poetess.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He enjoined that the saintly teacher, having food and raiment of the most homely kind, ought therewith to be content.
ANCIENT FAITHS AND MODERNTHOMAS INMAN
Saintly pastors of the flock, like Carlo Borrommeo, carried on a crusade against these corruptors of public morals.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
I was sure we should have found some saintly ornament or a piece of the Virgin's petticoat among their wares.
TONY BUTLERCHARLES JAMES LEVER
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WORDS RELATED TO SAINTLY

  • blessed
  • consecrated
  • divine
  • godly
  • hallowed
  • holy
  • pious
  • pure
  • religious
  • revered
  • sacramental
  • saintly
  • sanctified
  • spiritual
  • unprofane
  • venerated
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