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- adj. resembling a saint in behavior, such as benevolence, compassion, humility and or piety; exceptionally good
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling a saint; suiting a saint; becoming a saint; saintly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a saint; saintly: as, a saintlike prince.
- Suiting a saint; befitting a saint.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
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Are women allowed to move on, make changes, follow their own desires, or is the ability to wait trauma out, to display saintlike patience one of the prime virtues that is far more valuable?
(On our first visit, our saintlike waitress ended up preparing half of the dinner for us, worried that we'd overdo the meat or undercook the dumplings.)
Sambath's own mother and father fell victim to the very man he's now interviewing, though his lack of vengeance is saintlike.
By way of words, they will paint a Norman Rockwell-like picture that will make us want to invite this saintlike "corporate person" to dinner with our families.
Seems like these are times in which it is real easy to be saintlike, almost like there's no excuse, because the world is so naughty these days.
Many people may find that not cool, but I think Nate's a more interesting character for having been tempted but never succumbing, rather than being so saintlike he's never been tempted.
If you ever disagreed with him/her, people would think you are very un-saintlike.
Apart from their mother, of course, who was an angel in human form - and whose saintlike image is treaured with operatic solemnity.
In response, she gave him truly saintlike loyalty.
Youâ€™re SUPPOSED to not be a dick, thatâ€™s just the bare minimum of what it takes to be a good person, not something that warrants saintlike reverence and hero worship.
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