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. Mademoiselle, the noblest adornment of a young girl is the flower of a pure and saintly and irreproachable life. – Modeste Mignon by Honore de Balzac
  3. " A pious, a saintly man," the king interrupted, " and one who does not countenance transgressions of the Sunday." – Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens