They were about to anoint Charlie Wilson as one of their own.
As midnight approached, the First Lady summoned a local pastor to the stage to anoint the nation.
The Republicans tend to anoint the next in line, and this time there is no heir apparent.
We privately see ourselves as queenly beings who get to decide which of our subjects to anoint with a knighthood.
Father Huber pulled the white sheet down so he could anoint the forehead of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
With tallow they anoint their bodies from head to toe and even use it to shave their beards instead of soap.
anoint me with the chrism of spontaneity that I may be ever worthy of thee.
They allow their hair to grow long, but do not, for want of means, anoint it with oil.
So be it, but I tell you that I will tear your city stone from stone, and anoint its ruins with your blood.
It was customary also to anoint the lips of the image and the cornices of the door with the victim's blood.
c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related: Anointed; anointing.