Example sentences for: anoint

How can you use “anoint” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Critics anoint Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry's sprawling, postmodern titanium-and-stone edifice "one of the greatest buildings of the twentieth century" (Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker ). (Click here for a photo.)

  • Democracy could always make itself efficient by voting to anoint an absolute ruler.

  • Phil marries Katharine, and the king gives them the ink-stained duchy of the Washington Post . The young couple bear progeny, and the duchy grows mighty--mighty enough for Prince Phil to anoint a king himself (LBJ).

  • And what of “anoint his head”?

  • For Iraq to anoint them with rose-petal water and fancy French perfume, and organize carnivals in celebration of their policies?"

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