saint

[ UK /sˈe‍ɪnt/ ]
[ US /ˈseɪnt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  2. person of exceptional holiness
  3. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
VERB
  1. declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized
  2. hold sacred
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How To Use saint In A Sentence

  • A business tycoon, arts patron and committed left-winger, Berge opted to sell the collection amassed over a lifetime after Saint Laurent's death last June aged 71.
  • You will read for yourself, by and by, many others: stories of older Saints, and perhaps of brighter Saints, or it may be even of saintlier Saints than these. A Book of Quaker Saints
  • Saint – Germain, the king accorded letters-patent; and all the rest, abbatial charter, and royal letters, was confirmed in 1654 by the Chamber of Accounts and the Parliament. Les Miserables
  • Truth is not only stranger than fiction, but often saintlier than fiction. The New Jerusalem
  • Why, I'm sure that Saint John the Do-As-I-Say-Not-As-I-Do Populist's votes had nothing to do with the corporate interests in North Carolina that he might find necessary to court later (or pay back for an earlier campaign donation). Tonight: The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
  • The church was dedicated to St Anthony of Egypt, patron saint of swineherds and of charcoal burners, a trade carried out on the fell for many years in the past.
  • None of this success has made me a more saintly or holy person. Christianity Today
  • I don't pretend that Obama is a saint nor that Hillary is the debil. New Hillary Ad: Obama Only Takes On Oil Companies "On TV"
  • At the bottom were the Théâtre de la Gaieté for pantomimes and harlequinades, the Porte-Saint-Martin Theatre for melodramas, and the Théâtre des Variétés for ‘little plays of the bawdy, vulgar or rustic genres'.
  • After his long stretch as an untouchable hero and saint (courtesy of hagiographer R Bolt) it was about time that creep More was taken off his pedestal. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
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