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verb as in initiate in church rite

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Since being baptized into the pantheon of America’s most famous serial killers, rumors about the gun-toting housewife’s whereabouts keep conspiracy theorists wondering even today.

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Neighbors told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that Hogan had been seen offering to baptize people in the canal the evening before her daughters were discovered dead.

It baptizes a quest for power and privilege in the public sphere predicated on ensuring only certain Americans feel welcome to fully participate in civic life.

From Time

Now, we have new revelations about how they were so worried about Jimmy McCain’s health as a newborn, they had him baptized in the hospital on fears he might not make it out of the maternity ward.

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I knew I was ready to tackle whatever life hurled at me next, baptized in sunshine and smiles.

She wrote to the pope to express her fear that no priest would baptize her illegitimate baby.

This was why we resolved, at the time of our arrival, not to baptize any adults unless they were previously well catechized.

Father Biard went to the afflicted parent of the boy, and asked whether he might, with his consent, baptize the dying child.

"I baptize thee," broke the silence, time after time, amid the tiny splashes of falling water.

A well-known politician, who died only recently, was born in the village, and the old rector was called on to baptize him.

But it was not thought safe to baptize him in Galicia, so he was sent to Bellson, in Berlin, who baptized him in 1846.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to baptize, such as: immerse, admit, asperse, besprinkle, call, and christen.

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