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  • nounointment
  • nounsacrament

synonyms for unction

  • chrism
  • cream
  • lotion
  • oil
  • salve
  • unguent
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How to use unction in a sentence

Rather late that evening we administered extreme unction to him, for otherwise he was sufficiently prepared for it.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Chet was reading his lines with much unction while striding up and down Lauras pretty little room.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
By spirituality and unction he redeemed a scarcely agreeable exterior.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The priest may be obliged to administer baptism, to hear confession, to give the Viaticum and Extreme Unction.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The ‘test’ he generally adopted was that of ‘swimming,’ which James I. recommends with much unction in his ‘Demonologie.’
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
With the knowledge that a chicken dinner awaited him on his return, his Sunday sermons gained unction and elegance.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
He described imaginary feminine curves with the unction of a male dressmaker.
THROUGH THE WALLCLEVELAND MOFFETT
It was used as well for a confessional, and to carry the priest to and from visits of extreme unction.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINESFLORENCE KIMBALL RUSSEL
If you are to get anywhere in this progressive age you must be vulgar, you must add to your vulgarity unction.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
A low-voiced prayer, by a native pastor, uttered with reverent unction, follows.
MARY AND ISTEPHEN RETURN RIGGS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNCTION

  • chrism
  • unction
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