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  • n. Plural form of unction.


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  • The metropolis has all things going for them because their unctions were hard to resist.

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  • Cocceius, finds the sacramental oil of these different celestial unctions in the visible signs which the power of God caused to appear on His anointed; in His baptism, “the shadow of the dove,” representing the Holy Ghost coming down from Him; on

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He mused that the four-hour flight to the Arctic should prove suitably stimulating and, not for the first time, he congratulated himself on commanding Harrer to procure those Tibetan unctions.

    Nazisploitation Nanofiction: Entry 24

  • What shall I say to thy internal spirit, — thy opium, thy salt-petre, — thy greasy unctions, — thy daily purges, — thy nightly clysters, and succedaneums? —

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The peculiar worship of Legba consisted of propitiating his or her characteristics by unctions of palm oil, and near every native door stood a clay Legba-pot of cooked maize and palm oil, which got eaten by the turkey-buzzard or vulture.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • But I rather think that ShM+N% E+aL+ R+#Sh, "oil poured on the head" -- which was the manner of all solemn unctions -- is intended.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Romanists, that respect is had herein to the chrism or unguent that they use in baptism, confirmation, and in their fictitious sacraments of order and extreme unction; for besides that all their unctions are inventions of their own, no institution of Christ, nor of any efficacy unto the ends for which this unction is granted unto believers, the more sober of their expositors take no notice of them on this occasion.


  • I might insist on the several properties of myrrh, whereto the word of Christ is here compared, — its bitterness in taste, its efficacy to preserve from putrefaction, its usefulness in perfumes and unctions, — and press the allegory in setting out the excellencies of the word in allusions to them; but I only insist on generals.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • Gerard says this _Pyrethrurn_ (Pellitory of Spain, or Pelletor) "is most singular for the surgeons of the hospitals to put into their unctions _contra Neapolitanum morbum_, and such other diseases that are cousin germanes thereunto."

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • It is called the "last" because other unctions or anointings are received before it.

    Baltimore Catechism No. 4 (of 4) An Explanation of the Baltimore Catechism of Christian Doctrine


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