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  • n  the act of applying oil or an oily liquid
  • v  choose by or as if by divine intervention
  • v  administer an oil or ointment to; often in a religious ceremony of blessing

  • As the Progressives at the convention moved toward the moment of anointing Roosevelt as their first presidential candidate, his lieutenants were scrambling to line up a Vice .
  • Then attendants washed the Pope's face, hands and feet for their anointing in the last rite: extreme unction.
  • Others say Duterte has achieved his results at a grim price, disregarding due process and anointing himself legislator, judge, juryand possibly executionerall at once.
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  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • '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.
    June 18, 2013 - The Christian Science Monitor

  • Bill Parcells in USA Today
    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?"
  • Chipper Jones in USA Today
    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."
  • Urban Meyer in USA Today
    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."

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