What does the word saintly mean?

Usage examples for saintly

  1. " Not even the glorified Saints who have attained to the purity and bliss of Heaven are raised to higher blessedness and purity than that saintly maiden was whom Elizabeth was inspired to call 'the Mother of my Lord. – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  2. " A pious, a saintly man," the king interrupted, " and one who does not countenance transgressions of the Sunday." – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens
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