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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of anoint.


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  • Now this is, in effect, so; the body she anoints is as good as dead, and her kindness is very seasonable for that purpose; therefore rather than call it waste, put it upon that score.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • Sanctified healing takes place when music moved by the love of God anoints our doctoring.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Whoever she anoints as their candidate for 2012 will be the anointed one in 2012.

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  • Whether Washington calls firms "essential," or "systemic," or "nationally recognized" as in the case of credit-ratings agencies, the government always goes wrong when it anoints particular firms for special favors they can't secure in the market or before a judge.

    'Essential' Bailouts

  • I ask if his corporate tax plan opens him up to criticism that he and President Obama are both favoring particular sectors of the economy, with Mr. Santorum picking manufacturing while Mr. Obama anoints green energy.

    'Supply-Sider' for the Working Man

  • He is trying to put the net under some new form of international governance among those he anoints as the good guys, our benevolent new overloads.

    Jeff Jarvis: A Struggle Over the Sovereignty of the Net and Nations

  • Case in point: a page one Business Day story in The New York Times that anoints Jim Casey, the head of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. 's junk bond operation, a latter-day Michael Milken and his firm the second coming of Drexel Burnham Lambert.

    Yvette Kantrow: Junk history

  • As the age of excess fades, a band of nomadic tastemakers crazy for souk shopping and far-flung treasure hunts anoints all things artisanal and handmade the next big thing.

    Way Off the Runway

  • The performance of language disappoints just as much as it anoints resulting in distortions underserved.

    Discussion: On Sex in Fiction

  • The-Dream's new "double single" Body Work/Fuck My Brains Out! anoints him as the new king of lubricious R&B.Punk poet Patti Smith plays a mythology professor in a future episode of Law &

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