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Saintlike \Saint"like`\, a. Resembling a saint; suiting a saint; becoming a saint; saintly.

Glossed over only with a saintlike show.


a. resembling a saint in behavior, such as benevolence, compassion, humility and or piety; exceptionally good


adj. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint; "angelic benificence"; "a beatific smile"; "a saintly concern for his fellow men"; "my sainted mother" [syn: angelic, angelical, beatific, saintly, sainted]

Usage examples of "saintlike".

Youthful, energetic, and spontaneous, she often got in trouble with the more organizational-type leaders, but that just made her seem more saintlike in my eyes.

Grecian-like temple, glimmering white and saintlike through solemn visaged groves, and gaudy green foliage.

There were men who had been known to put on saintlike performances in that area, only to reveal their true natures later on.

The gentle boy I had known, who possessed saintlike courage under pain, had become a determined and perhaps an arrogant man, and both his determination and his arrogance were fed by his faith.

Noel, who had achieved the most saintlike behaviour during the past week, went also.

She was looking sweet and saintlike, and she had a plate of sandwiches in her hand.

To Meggie, an aching fading of the way Frank had looked, a blurring of the beloved lineaments to some fuzzy, saintlike image no more related to the real Frank than a holypicture Christ to what must have been the Man.

And, as true as there is a sun in heaven, as true, as she is false, this saintlike Euthanasia has spotted her soul with treason.

And yet, what a joy and what a saintlike attitude she manifested all through her life.

She would nurse him as if a devoted wife, bathing his forehead with a damp cloth while subdued visitors whispered in awe of her saintlike patience and goodness.

She painted an expression of saintlike patience on her face and sat quietly in her chair, even though her insides were fairly bursting to get out of here.

Shanter, with a face so sweet and beautiful and saintlike that it almost took her breath away.