Verb(1) choose by or as if by divine intervention(2) administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
(1) Achilles goes out to the wagon and takes two capes and a shirt for Hector's body, ordering his men to clean and anoint the body before Priam sees it.(2) God told the prophet Samuel to go to Jesse's home to anoint the next king of Israel.(3) The women speculate on the stone and who will move it for them so they can anoint the body.(4) The 2004 Democratic presidential nominee will be known long before the party faithful gather in Boston this summer to officially anoint him to challenge President George W. Bush.(5) Kuna Indians anoint the tips of their arrows with poison(6) And now his party will anoint this man their ├ö├ç├┐hero├ö├ç├û, and send him off to battle for the leadership of the free world.(7) It told people when to move to new hunting grounds, when to plant crops, when to bury the dead, anoint new rulers, slaughter animals, make babies.(8) In one he expressly declared that the coronation of the Young King by the Archbishop of York did not constitute a precedent and that the right to crown and anoint the kings of England belonged to Canterbury.(9) But when the time comes for a conclave to anoint a new pontiff to lead the world's 1.1 billion Catholics, John Paul's influence will still be considerable.(10) In front of rapt audiences he would burn his skin with acid and then anoint the wounds with his wonder-jelly, pointing to earlier scars Vaseline had healed.(11) An unsteady faith leads us back to the tombs, as it led Mary in her desire to anoint Jesus once more in death.(12) This was the oil they used to anoint kings and priests, and that upon John the Baptist anointing Jesus, Jesus sees a vision of God, and the Holy Spirit descends on him.(13) When Mary Magdalene went to Jesus's tomb to anoint the body, she was shocked to find it empty.(14) The prophet Samuel has been prompted by God to anoint the new kings of Israel.(15) According to some reports, when they returned two days later to anoint his body, they found the tomb empty.(16) Johnny will interpret his increased margin and perceived further conservative shift as justification to anoint Tony Abbott as his chosen successor.
1. consecrate ::
2. bless ::
3. ordain ::
4. hallow ::
Different Formsanoint, anointed, anointing, anointment, anoints
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