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A few even anointed him “The Next One,” the most-likely successor to “The Great One” Wayne Gretzky, the NHL’s greatest player ever, before McDavid ever played his first game with the Edmonton Oilers.
His wife and Macgill were there with anointing oil and a prayer book, their voices still raspy as they helped him let go.900,000 infected. Nearly 15,000 dead. How the coronavirus tore through D.C., Maryland and Virginia.|Rebecca Tan, Antonio Olivo, John D. Harden|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Within days after the election, we witnessed an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election|Molly Ball|February 4, 2021|Time
Outside of Orlando, where the University of Central Florida anointed itself the 2017 national champion, college football hasn’t built much momentum toward allowing a team that isn’t in a Power Five conference9 a chance to compete for a title.Is This The Year A Team From Outside The Power Five Crashes The College Football Playoff?|Jake Lourim|October 29, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Father Huber pulled the white sheet down so he could anoint the forehead of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns|Jimmy Breslin|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Could it be that by giving him St. Peter in Chains Benedict meant to anoint him?
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.
They were about to anoint Charlie Wilson as one of their own.
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best ointments: and they are not concerned for the affliction of Joseph.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
I feel like asking our elder, Sister Smith, to come and anoint you with oil according to Jas.The value of a praying mother|Isabel C. Byrum
If the hands be affected, anoint them on going to bed, and put on a pair of gloves.
Anoint the face with this, leave it on twenty or thirty minutes, or overnight if convenient, and wash off with warm water.
If you anoint a patient that has confluent smallpox you probably can not wipe away the oil, because the skin will be pustular.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley