Definition of saintliness in English:

saintliness

Line breaks: saint¦li|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪntlɪnəs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The quality or state of being saintly; holiness: her selfless behaviour borders on saintliness
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  • The perfection of life, the human capacity to apprehend and assimilate ideals of highest saintliness and selfless purity-in other words the divine quality or Dharma - is in continuous decline.
  • As I thought about what had gone on in South Africa, I too sometimes felt that the qualities of soul required to restrain the impulse of retributive justice came close to saintliness.
  • I realise this is the difference between the person who is merely nice and/or not a very quick thinker, and the person who is a true pastor, verging on saintliness - or just can think quicker than I can after a very tiring 48 hours.
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