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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ANOINTED

She was good, and she had been anointed with the oil of gladness.

As recognition of my ability I was commissioned to write the book 'God's Anointed.'

In such a case, is the substance which is anointed the same as the colour or ointment?

Yet must my eyes have been anointed, for others passed her by without a second glance.

Was not the King the anointed vicegerent of God, who could not be too much honoured?

Night after night, she counted her bruises and anointed them with liniments.

Titania, anointed with the juice, falls in love with Bottom.

Lysander, anointed with the juice, falls in love with Helena.

When we “walk in love” our eyes are anointed with “the eye-salve” of grace.

After the bath, the bathers were anointed with oil and took refreshments.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "smeared with oil," past participle adjective from anoint (v.). Noun meaning "a consecrated one" (e.g. Lord's Anointed) is recorded from 1520s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ANOINTED

ordained

adjectiveinvested into the ministry
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