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The Prophet Elisha, who allegedly built the synagogue, was said to have anointed King Hazael on its steps, now gone.Exclusive Photos: Syria’s Oldest Synagogue, Destroyed by Assad|Josh Rogin|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now she is being touted as the anointed successor in his political empire, too.Could Silvio Berlusconi’s Daughter Take Over Italy, Too?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For this raid, Mavrokordato anointed him, rather ridiculously, Archistrategos or commander-in-chief of Western Greece.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But after Larson had anointed my forehead with holy oil—on the screen, anyway—the tone of our conversation shifted dramatically.
The hairstylist will be anointed as a Member of the British Empire by the Queen at a ceremony inside Buckingham Palace.God Save the Comb Over: David Cameron Rewards His Hairdresser with a National Honor|Nico Hines|January 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is washed and anointed, the usual marks are made with sandal paste and ashes as in life, and it is neatly clothed.Castes and Tribes of Southern India|Edgar Thurston
The first invasion of the Philistines took place soon after David was anointed king over all Israel.The Expositor's Bible: The Second Book of Samuel|W. G. Blaikie
Her sons went to the store and purchased a bottle of oil, similar to that which I had anointed her with, but to no effect.Scraps of Biography|Various
The word Christ means “the anointed one,” and then it is an official title.The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ|Levi H. Dowling
They were also anointed with oil, partly to protect the skin against sun and temperature and partly to make the body more supple.Books and Habits from the Lectures of Lafcadio Hearn|Lafcadio Hearn