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Definition of Saint

  SAINT   noun
A dead sinner revised and edited.
  The Duchess of Orleans relates that the irreverent old calumniator, Marshal Villeroi, who in his youth had known St. Francis de Sales, said, on hearing him called saint:  'I am delighted to hear that Monsieur de Sales is a saint.  He was fond of saying indelicate things, and used to cheat at cards.  In other respects he was a perfect gentleman, though a fool.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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