[ US /əˈnɔɪnt/ ]
[ UK /ɐnˈɔ‍ɪnt/ ]
  1. administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
  2. choose by or as if by divine intervention
    She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group
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How To Use anoint In A Sentence

  • He was anointed with oil and the crown of France was solemnly lowered onto his head. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII
  • He begins by accepting the very dubious identification of her with the ‘woman who was a sinner’ and who anointed the feet of Christ.
  • All are put under him; we hold of him, as in capite, and owe subjection and obedience to him, who is also Jesus and Christ, the anointed Saviour, and especially our Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • With more than 50 million Larsson books sold world-wide, publishers scrambled to anoint his literary heir—preferably a political and prolix Scandinavian. Tattooed by Politics
  • In the poem, Hector's body, attached to Achilles' chariot and dragged around Troy, cannot be mutilated because Aphrodite has anointed it with ambrosia.
  • ‘The Lord’s anointed is a prisoner now in the light grating of Chapter 1 - Part IX
  • To be anointed a grandmaster, players must typically maintain a rating above 2,500. Times, Sunday Times
  • When the crops fail, as they inevitably do, the temporary king is sacrificed so a new king can be anointed. Times, Sunday Times
  • During the endowment, the person is ritually washed, anointed with oil, and dressed in temple garments.
  • Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
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