Saintly Saint"ly, a. [Compar. {Saintlier}; superl. {Saintliest}.] Like a saint; becoming a holy person. [1913 Webster]

So dear to Heaven is saintly chastity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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