Definition of Plaster saint

1. Noun. A person (considered to be) without human failings. "He's no plaster saint"

Generic synonyms: Good Person



Lexicographical Neighbors of Plaster Saint

plasmotropism
plasmotype
plasmozyme
plasms
plast
plaste
plastein
plaster
plaster bandage
plaster cast
plaster casts
plaster of Paris
plaster of Paris disease
plaster over
plaster saint (current term)
plaster splint
plasterboard
plasterboarded
plasterboarding
plasterboards
plastered
plasterer
plasterer's float
plasterers
plastering
plastering trowel
plasterings
plasterless
plasterlike

Literary usage of Plaster saint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bookman (1899)
"... for "the grotesque travesty of Cervantes as a plaster saint," has thrown a misty veil over the shabby, shifty life of the great author of Don Quixote. ..."

2. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"If we don't look out, there will be danger of our making a plaster saint of him, as we did of Washington. The worst of this sort of deification is that it ..."

3. Canadian Types of the Old Regime: 1608-1698 by Charles William Colby (1908)
"Now Brebeuf is exactly the type of saint whom the man of the world can understand and reverence—not a plaster saint whose human robust- ness has suffered at ..."

4. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"If we don't look out, there will be danger of our making a plaster saint of him, as we did of Washington. The worst of this sort of deification is that it ..."

5. Monthly Bulletin of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1917)
"... labor have built up, or make public confession and "let the plaster saint be smashed." Travel and Description Europe—Travel and Description Anderson, . ..."

6. The Bookman (1899)
"... for "the grotesque travesty of Cervantes as a plaster saint," has thrown a misty veil over the shabby, shifty life of the great author of Don Quixote. ..."

7. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"If we don't look out, there will be danger of our making a plaster saint of him, as we did of Washington. The worst of this sort of deification is that it ..."

8. Canadian Types of the Old Regime: 1608-1698 by Charles William Colby (1908)
"Now Brebeuf is exactly the type of saint whom the man of the world can understand and reverence—not a plaster saint whose human robust- ness has suffered at ..."

9. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"If we don't look out, there will be danger of our making a plaster saint of him, as we did of Washington. The worst of this sort of deification is that it ..."

10. Monthly Bulletin of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (1917)
"... labor have built up, or make public confession and "let the plaster saint be smashed." Travel and Description Europe—Travel and Description Anderson, . ..."

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