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War and Peace
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  • The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
  • "Mary Bogdanovna, I think it’s beginning!" said Princess Mary looking at the midwife with wide-open eyes of alarm.
  • A trained midwife was engaged for Bogucharovo at his expense, and a priest was paid to teach reading and writing to the children of the peasants and household serfs.
  • Nurse Savishna, knitting in hand, was telling in low tones, scarcely hearing or understanding her own words, what she had told hundreds of times before: how the late princess had given birth to Princess Mary in Kishenev with only a Moldavian peasant woman to help instead of a midwife.
  • (Mary Bogdanovna was a midwife from the neighboring town, who had been at Bald Hills for the last fortnight.

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  • The village has no doctor, but there is a midwife.
  • Reagan was a president who . . . slashed welfare spending but also midwifed the working poor-friendly Earned Income Tax Credit into being. . .
    Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam  --  Grand New Party

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