anointing anointing


  • (n) the act of applying oil or an oily liquid


  1. Then attendants washed the Pope's face, hands and feet for their anointing in the last rite: extreme unction.
  2. Others say Duterte has achieved his results at a grim price, disregarding due process and anointing himself legislator, judge, juryand possibly executionerall at once.
  3. Republicans have a tradition of anointing their candidates early, and the 2008 campaign calendar suggests that they may do it even faster this time.


  1. Philistines on Twitter Completely Miss NFL Reporter's "Animal House" Joke

    As regulation of last night’s Game 6 between the Spurs and the Heat was winding down, a Spurs title seemed inevitable–San Antonio had a five-point lead with 28 seconds to go, Miami fans were headed for the exits and many were anointing the Spurs as champions.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. 'Ready for Hillary': Are Democrats behaving like Republicans?

    On Tuesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill became the first sitting member of Congress to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. But anointing Clinton this early may not be the smartest move.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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  1. "He's managing the game well. And that's what he's supposed to do," Parcells said. "He's a football guy and he's interested in playing well. But we've got a ways to go here. So put the anointing oil away, OK?"
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Bill Parcells Source: USA Today

  2. "It means we've played well for the first eight games of the season," Jones said. "We're not reading anything into it. We're not anointing ourselves as the team to beat." "We've been hitting the ball pretty hard but right at people."
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Chipper Jones Source: USA Today

  3. "I've gotten myself in trouble before by anointing players before they are deserving of it," Meyer said. "But as far as the defensive front, I don't know if I've ever seen one like this."
    on Feb 3, 2010 By: Urban Meyer Source: USA Today

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