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Definitions of saint

  1. person of exceptional holiness
  2. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  3. in the Catholic church; declare ( a dead person) to be a saint; " After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
  4. hold sacred
  5. a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  6. A person sanctified; a holy or godly person; one eminent for piety and virtue; any true Christian, as being redeemed and consecrated to God.
  7. One of the blessed in heaven.
  8. One canonized by the church.
  9. To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to ( some one).
  10. To act or live as a saint.
  11. A holy or godly person; one noted for plety and virtue, especially one canonized, or declared a saint, by the Roman Catholic Church; one dead and blessed in heaven.
  12. To canonize.
  13. A sanctified or holy person: one eminent for piety: one of the blessed in heaven: one canonized by the R. Cath. Church.
  14. A holy person.
  15. Holy; canonized: as a title, abbreviated to St.
  16. A godly or sanctified person; one of the blessed in heaven.
  17. A sanctified or holy person; one eminent for piety and virtue; a beatified holy person; one canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
  18. To act with a show of piety. St. Andrew's cross, See Cross. St. Anthony's fire, crysipelas. St Vitus's dance. See Chorea, Saints- bell, the sacring- bell, which see.
  19. A holy person; one of the blessed in heaven; one canonised by the R. Cath. Ch.
  20. To canonise; to act with a show of piety.
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Usage examples for saint

  1. Is he buried in saint Michan's? – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. Do you know Saint Paul's, Stephen? – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells
  3. I don't set up for being a saint, Lord knows, but, be George! – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. " I didn't say so," said Priscilla quickly, turning red; she who had always been too proud to lie, how was she going to lie now to this aged saint with the snow- white hair? – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  5. By Saint George, I think you are out of your senses! – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  6. You will not enter into the religious question; yet you defend saint- worship, which is something religious. – The Progressionists, and Angela. by Conrad von Bolanden
  7. Turning into a cross street, he came upon the tower of Saint James' Church, and he grew suddenly cheerful. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  8. What you think about us, my dear, is as much like the truth as- as- I am like a saint, or you like a sinner. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. Sometimes Minnie would think, when listening to some dear aged saint, I can't teach these people religion, I must learn from them. – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  10. I tell him sometimes that my bad health is the price I've had to pay for having a saint for my husband. – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. Today at last I learn that she is at Saint- Gratien where I shall go on Sunday evening probably. – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
  12. Whatever she used to think, now she thinks he's a live saint. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  13. He is a saint- a saint! – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  14. Saint Orion turns from you with horror! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  15. For they have believed in the same Christ in whom we believe; for from the beginning of the world no saint has been saved in any other way than through the faith of the same Gospel. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  16. The saint had served his turn. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  17. The gentleman took the painting; but it again appeared to him that the saint was not in the cave. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner
  18. Have I ever told you the story of Saint Vespaluus? – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  19. That child, Fanny, is a saint. – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  20. He will let us live at Saint Domingo in peace. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
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