saintly


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No, darling; but you are making more progress towards that saintly condition than I like; for all these two hours I have been thinking of you and wanting to catch your eye, and you were so absorbed in your devotions that you had not even a glance to spare for me - I declare it is enough to make one jealous of one's Maker - which is very wrong, you know; so don't excite such wicked passions again, for my soul's sake.
His quaint blending of Essex flatness with saintly simplicity continuously amused the Frenchman till the priest arrived (somehow) at Tottenham with all his parcels, and came back for his umbrella.
She was positively bewitching, and, withal, sweetly spirituelle, if not saintly.
The thought of his wife, who had so greatly sinned against him, and towards whom he had been so saintly, as Countess Lidia Ivanovna had so justly told him, ought not to have troubled him; but he was not easy; he could not understand the book he was reading; he could not drive away harassing recollections of his relations with her, of the mistake which, as it now seemed, he had made in regard to her.
The saintly soul of Elizabeth shone like a shrine-dedicated lamp in our peaceful home.
But that patriarchal old tub, like some saintly retreat, echoed nothing of it.
He was like those saintly men whose personality is lost in the contemplation of their faith.
It was my old friend and teacher, the poor saintly apple-woman, who discovered him for me, quite accidentally.
Yes, a dangerous matter -- so dangerous that even the most saintly dared only whisper their religious opinions with bated breath, lest something which fell from their lips might be misconstrued, and bring down a swift retribution upon them.
Before the funeral, I spent three hours with a saintly Marian priest who heard my confession, prayed with me, and reassured me that she was with God, and that she also would be with me for the rest of my life, loving me and helping me.
In the 17th century, Bishop Ken, a saintly Anglican, wrote a hymn in her honour - 'Next to His throne, Her Son His mother placed; all generations are to call her blest.
This saintly figure, seen left, stands outside a prominent church in Huddersfield.