Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Archaic Not having received extreme unction.

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  • adj. in the Christian faith, not having taken the sacred unction before dying

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not aneled; not having received extreme unction.

Etymologies

un-1 + aneled, past participle of anele, to anoint, administer extreme unction (from Middle English anelen : an-, on from Old English on-; see on + elen, to anoint from ele, oil, from Old English, from Latin oleum; see oil).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The cobbler, a brave old hero himself, though unaneled and unsung, went privily to the head office of the big fruit brokers for whom

    DAN CULLEN, DOCKER

  • And it will be noted, moreover, that the ghost emphasises the treachery of which he has been the victim, in that he was sent into eternity "unhouseled, unaneled," as though momentary acts can make up for years wasted and misspent.

    Morality as a Religion An exposition of some first principles

  • The cobbler, a brave old hero himself, though unaneled and unsung, went privily to the head office of the big fruit brokers for whom Dan Cullen had worked as a casual labourer for thirty years.

    The People of the Abyss

  • And her eyes get moist, for she means it more or less; but next day she catches a cold and refuses food, saying that all her bones ache and her head is revolving; then the horror of dying among strangers, "unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled," proves too much for the faithful creature, and she disappears without notice, leaving her darling and its mother to look out for another Ayah.

    Behind the Bungalow

  • Through her his life was dishonoured, and his death violent and premature: unhuzled, disappointed, unaneled, he woke to the air -- not of his orchard-blossoms, but of a prison-house, the lightest word of whose terrors would freeze the blood of the listener.

    A Dish of Orts : Chiefly Papers on the Imagination, and on Shakespeare

  • There was not only natural sorrow there, occasioned by the disappearance of her daughter, but the shame which resulted from her fall and her infamy; and though last not least, the terrible apprehension that the hapless girl had rushed by suicidal means into the presence of an offended God, "unanointed, unaneled," with all her sins upon her head.

    The Evil Eye; Or, The Black Spector The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • "unanointed, unaneled, with all his imperfections on his head," was poor

    Rookwood

  • "unanointed, unaneled" -- without being purified from the inherent stains of humanity -- was to her a much deeper affliction than her final separation from him.

    The Poor Scholar Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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