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saint in Christianity topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsaintsaint /seษชnt/ โ—โ—โ—‹ noun [countable] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 RRC (written abbreviation St or St.) someone who is given the title โ€˜saintโ€™ by the Christian Church after they have died, because they have been very good or holy ๐Ÿ”Š Saint Patrick ๐Ÿ”Š Statues of saints lined the walls of the church.2 informalGOOD/MORAL someone who is extremely good, kind, or patient ๐Ÿ”Š His wife must have been a saint to put up with him for all those years.3 โ†’ the patience of a saint
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saintโ€ข The tall, narrow windows each had a saint in stained glass.โ€ข Thanks so much for doing that. You're a saint.โ€ข Your mother's a saint. She's done so much to help us.โ€ข Ordination doesn't make you a saint.โ€ข I always thought she was a selfish woman but she was an absolute saint compared to Abigail.โ€ข As he marched south Clovis was careful not to alienate the catholic Church or its saints.โ€ข Was I not right about the wee lass, saints preserve her!โ€ข Dagobert receives no entry in the dictionaries of saints and no trace of him is on public view at Stenay.โ€ข Members of the family, coached by Nicholas, would relate stories from secular histories or the lives of saints.โ€ข The statue of the patron saint, Francis Xavier, oversees all from behind the altar.โ€ข Among all the saints sat an unbeliever.