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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.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANOINT

apply

verbput substance on another
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