The Prophet Elisha, who allegedly built the synagogue, was said to have anointed King Hazael on its steps, now gone.
Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, and Linda McMahon were anointed Tea Party favorites by Sarah Palin.
Freedom, after all, helped Franzen get anointed by Time as our current “Great American Novelist.”
For this raid, Mavrokordato anointed him, rather ridiculously, Archistrategos or commander-in-chief of Western Greece.
Those who have been anointed so far have ended up falling completely short.
In cases of obdurate induration, the udder should be anointed with iodine ointment.
Was not the King the anointed vicegerent of God, who could not be too much honoured?
The king's mata next selected several dishes of coloured oil, and anointed the warrior from the roots of his hair to his heels.
Titania, anointed with the juice, falls in love with Bottom.
The dutiful son moistened a linen cloth with the liquid, and, absorbed in prayer, he anointed the revered face.
late 14c., "smeared with oil," past participle adjective from anoint (v.). Noun meaning "a consecrated one" (e.g. Lord's Anointed) is recorded from 1520s.
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.