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She was already anointed with sacred oil. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)There is no structure in place for a handover and no anointed successor. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She is the anointed successor to a superstar. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There was no question of toppling an anointed king from his throne. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)He was anointed with oil and the crown of France was solemnly lowered onto his head. THE LOST KING OF FRANCE: Revolution, Revenge and the Search for Louis XVII (2002)But having effectively anointed him his successor, he could do little but play for time. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A managerial press conference is the most vivid experience in deference that anyone not actually anointed king could experience. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When the crops fail, as they inevitably do, the temporary king is sacrificed so a new king can be anointed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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