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Word: unction

Definition: the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction


Sentences Containing 'unction'

The last remark I heard that night was a compliment to Mr. Bixby, uttered in soliloquy and with unction by one of our guests.
That gentle creature, after a moment's thoughtful survey of the carpet, delivered herself with much dry unction as follows.

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