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- ‘Please give the priest or lay anointer your name or the name of the person for whom you are requesting prayer, a first name is sufficient.’
- ‘These anointers have a poor record of backing candidates who know right from wrong and avoid ethical conflicts.’
- ‘I was one of the priest anointers and someone requested a proxy anointing for a relative.’
- ‘Indeed, clues found within the texts seem to support Mary Magdalene as the anointer.’
- ‘When the anointers had completed the circle once, they started around a second time, again stopping in front of each woman in turn.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.