from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having been canonized.
- adj. Of saintly character; holy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of saint.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a saint; saint-like, reverenced.
- adj. Used to mark a beloved person mentioned in conversation as being deceased.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consecrated; sacred; holy; pious.
- adj. Entered into heaven; -- a euphemism for dead.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Canonized; enrolled among the saints.
- Holy; pious.
- Entered into bliss; gone to heaven: often used as a euphemism for dead.
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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(This one is useful because Clinton supporters like to conflate race-baiting with crude racism, and then get all huffy and say how dare you call the sainted Clintons racist.
Hi ntsc, your wife ought to be sainted, that is an amazing amout of work, good on her.
This man was railroaded by a zealot government, the "sainted" Republicans.
Yeah, the way to win in the DEMOCRATIC primaries is to praise the "sainted" Republican president Ronald Reagan.
He was a boor and a bully then who coasted to office on his fleshy, redneck looks and his father's reputation as the "sainted" legendary football coach of the Redskins.
Because the "sainted" democrats did NOTHING TO ENSURE that the US population understood the terms.
Those wearing the Purple Heart are in a unique group that have achieved a kind of sainted status in all U.S. military services.
That's what will keep your memory on the "sainted" list.
The "sainted" Ronald Reagan went to a car assembly plant, got on a podium in the parking lot, and told the car workers his beliefs.
I've never forgotten the Abacha days when even the "sainted" Bill Clinton announced in South Africa that the US would recognize any Nigerian leader who had emerged through a democratic process, even if they shed their military uniform to do so...