EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANOINT
Anoint me with the chrism of spontaneity that I may be ever worthy of thee.
Let us learn to anoint our friends beforehand for their burial.
So be it, but I tell you that I will tear your city stone from stone, and anoint its ruins with your blood.
To strengthen the hair: "Anoint it with the tooth of a donkey crushed in honey."
They anoint the corpse with warm water and balsam, and it comes to life.
I am anoint; what though I rule England body-naked,—I 'm a king.
If the eyes are weak and swollen, anoint them with fresh butter.
Lay a stratum on the dish, and anoint the stratum with Tartare sauce.
Upon leaving the bath, it was customary to anoint the body with oil.
Be not surprised, but kneel while I anoint thee deliverer of this land.
c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related: Anointed; anointing.