Adjective "sainted" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and regarded in Christian faith as being in heaven after death.
  1. 'figures of apostles and saints'
  2. 'Still, it must be remembered that the truly ecumenical councils of the first millennium produced great and charismatic saints to guide the church.'
  3. 'In other words, once we are in heaven with all the saints, all temptations and all desires for sin will be done away with.'
  4. 'He is beloved of the Father, beloved of the angels, beloved of the saints in heaven.'
  5. 'It's creative, loving orthodoxy as it has been taught and modeled by the saints and by our Holy Pope, John Paul, in the image and spirit of Jesus Christ.'
  6. 'Native Americans and Fijians firewalked and a number of Christian saints were said to have firewalked for their faith.'
  7. 'It is the very fact of death that allows us to know that God loves us, as we are taken from this imperfect world into the perfection of heaven where the saints and angels gather.'
  8. 'Most religious painting of the time depicted the Holy family or the saints in a contrived, idealised way, full of piety and grace.'
  9. 'We celebrate the lives of past martyrs and saints from the Christian faith.'
  10. 'I thank God for the many blessings I have already received from his generous love, and look forward to the day when I can glorify him with you and all the saints in heaven.'
  11. 'In case you're not familiar with them, reliquaries were more commonly used in the Middle Ages to house bones and other relics of saints and holy people.'
  12. 'For canonization, she would need one more miracle, and then at that point she would be declared a saint by the church.'
  13. 'One of the first Chinese ever to be declared saints by the Catholic Church, Anna was not celebrated in her homeland.'
  14. 'Irene is remembered in the Eastern Orthodox Church as a saint because she restored the use of icons in religious worship.'
  15. 'St Mary's Church'
  16. 'The Naomh Donnach boat was called after Saint Dennis a much-honoured Saint in the Clogherhead area.'
  17. 'the poor saints which are at Jerusalem'
A very virtuous, kind, or patient person.
  1. 'She's a real saint for having put up with me for all these years.'
  2. 'It's only because she's a real saint such as you seldom come across that she's treating you so kindly.'
  3. 'Fervent, exemplary Christians are called saints, and their number is regrettably small.'
  4. 'But later on he rejected sin and became a Christian and a great saint.'


Formally recognize as a saint; canonize.
  1. 'This week I want to know how many of you believe the Pope should be sainted…'
  2. 'In the previous government, there were many ministers who were members of the Opus Dei, which is a very fundamentalist Catholic sect that was created by a Spanish priest who was recently sainted by the Pope.'
  3. 'There are people who think she should be sainted in the Catholic Church.'
  4. 'Villeneuve is a fine driver when he is in the mood, perhaps as good as anyone in Formula One bar the sainted Schumacher, but he is a difficult man to motivate at the best of times and his mood is foul for the moment.'
  5. 'It had been inspired by his wife Matilda II, whom he had married in 1100, the daughter of the sainted Queen Margaret of Scotland.'
  6. 'Few today realize the intense devotion to Christ in the early church and in our sainted martyrs.'

More definitions

1. enrolled among the saints.

2. being a saint in heaven.

3. sacred or hallowed.

4. like a saint; saintly.

More examples(as adjective)

"aunts can be sainted."

"uncles can be sainted."

"sisters can be sainted."

"ploys can be sainted."

"mothers can be sainted."

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Middle English, from Old French seint, from Latin sanctus ‘holy’, past participle of sancire ‘consecrate’.