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She waited to answer until the medical attendant had finished his ministrations.
  to help, aid, or treat — often  in a minor hands-on way


the work of a religious minister
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ministrations ministration ministrative
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  • She waited to answer until the medical attendant had finished his ministrations.
  • The missionaries extended the church’s ministrations deep into the jungle.
  • She’s focused on my arm and Miss Koto’s ministrations.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • If Laia survived, it’s no doubt due to the older woman’s ministrations.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes

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  • She had stayed as a guest at his compound, witnessed and been subject to "witch-doctor" ministrations, and was now considered his sister-in-law.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He recovered quickly under Ben’s tender ministrations, a mug of mead, and a reminder that not everyone was cut out to have eyebrows.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • The commander himself was someone whom these days people might call a "health nut," as some of his ministrations were quite peculiar.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • His life was painful, disrupted by infection, and dependent on the constant ministrations of others.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The albino’s medical ministrations had been precise, and his shoulder was fine again; the food the albino brought had always been hot and nourishing, the wine and brandy wonderfully warming against the dankness of the underground cage.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Now the coldness that, under Aunt Beast’s ministrations, had left her body had also left her mind.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time

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  • As though on cue, a young boy—Siegfried Fischer—cries out downstairs once, then twice more, and Werner and Jutta wait to hear Frau Elena’s feet on the stairs and her gentle ministrations and the house fall quiet once more.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • She was not medically unsophisticated, so Sophie was aware of the irony involved in her seeking the ministrations of a chiropractor, but such strictures involving her employer she had of necessity abandoned when she took the desperately needed job in the first place.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He sighed, moving his shoulder uneasily under my ministrations.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • He suffered her ministrations with glaring bad grace.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Valentine now requires only the ministrations of the priest.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Her condition was unchanged; she still did not react to his ministrations.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Barbara and Nell, and their expert ministrations.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • Having established premeditation of great degree, Green left the witness to the ministrations of the defense.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He was probably too far away to see Magnus clearly; Isabelle had her hands against the warlock’s chest, but Magnus—Magnus, who was always so kinetic, so bursting with energy—was utterly still under Isabelle’s ministrations.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Maybe it will reveal her blindness to her, laying there at the mercy and the ministration of four men and a tom-boy girl.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • She cried day and night, and was, from excess of sorrow, less skilful and alert in her ministrations of her mistress than usual, which drew down a constant storm of invectives on her defenceless head.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • The barn was empty when the horses turned into it and, after giving them the most perfunctory ministrations they had ever received from him, he strode up to the house and pushed open the kitchen door.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • And in a few minutes, before the end of the program, he did — this time without the ministrations of a nurse who, most nights, massaged his legs and tucked him in.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Regularly, each morning after he had finished his breakfast, she performed her self-appointed task, till he came to look for her ministrations as much as he did for Thornton’s.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • He breathed heavily, permitting the ministrations to his body rather than helping them.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Under their gentle ministrations he found peace and learned a degree of patience.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Thanks to Mrs. Weasley’s ministrations, George’s wound was neat and clean, but Harry was not yet used to the dark hole in the side of his head, despite the twins’ many jokes about it.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Obasan is moving about deaf and impassive, unavailable for questioning or their ministrations.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • One continually sees the ministration of the temporary outlasting the ministration of the eternal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Aunt Chris pokes her head out of the kitchen and yells, "I hope you’re ready to eat tonight, Lavar," and waits until he assures her, "Oh, yes, I’m ready," before she disappears back to her ministrations.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The boar pleased Hrothgar, and I …. I, despite the ministrations of our best healers, I had to spend the next month resting in bed, which Hrothgar said was punishment enough for defying his orders.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The Pyncheon of two centuries ago, in common with most of his contemporaries, professed his full belief in spiritual ministrations, although reckoning them chiefly of a malignant character.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • I know that from the beds of those who were past recovery, thanks have often, often gone up, in the last hour, for his patient ministration.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Chapter 20: Lord Voldemort’s Request Harry and Ron left the hospital wing first thing on Monday morning, restored to full health by the ministrations of Madam Pomfrey and now able to enjoy the benefits of having been knocked out and poisoned, the best of which was that Hermione was friends with Ron again.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • In addition to the smaller tears in the elbows, it had a larger one across my shoulders, thanks to the ministrations of the king’s magus.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • And this, owing to the well-meant ministrations of Ratterer and his sister and their friends, he soon sought to accomplish.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • She darted a glance at Calloway Reece, who had submitted to her ministrations now for seven days straight.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Such a conviction, of course, did little either to mitigate or to abbreviate his widowhood; and it set a limit to his recognition, at the best, of Catherine’s possibilities and of Mrs. Penniman’s ministrations.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • Kim snapped his fingers mechanically to avert whatever evil—Mahbub, he knew, meditated none—might have crept in through Huneefa’s ministrations; and Hurree giggled once more.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • Finally, however, they had found courage to enter, and duly met Stannidge the landlord, a silent man, who drew and carried frothing measures to this room and to that, shoulder to shoulder with his waiting-maids—a stately slowness, however, entering into his ministrations by contrast with theirs, as became one whose service was somewhat optional.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • We just kept to our ministrations of Snow Flower—stripping off her pants, melting water to wash them, cleaning her thighs of bloodstains, and taking the stuffing from one of her wedding quilts to stanch the putrid ghastliness that continued to flow from between her legs—and never raised our eyes or voices to him.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • There in that sordid hole in the clay, I thought, to the accompaniment of stupid and insincere ministrations and the no less stupid and insincere demeanor of the group of mourners, in the discomforting sight of all the metal crosses and marble slabs and artificial flowers of wire and glass, ended not only that unknown man, and, tomorrow or the day after, myself as well, buried in the soil with a hypocritical show of sorrow—no, there and so ended everything; all our striving, all our…
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Germany and Japan far worse under our tender ministrations.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I had been lulled into something close to peace by old Jopin’s ministrations.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • Enviously, with gnawn heart, he observed Luke’s ministrations to Mrs. Selborne.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • But then Mylendonk’s ministrations broke the mood.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The three women drew nearer, in postures that were still from ministrations, and that came from a mourning procession.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Eddis had had just this support in mind when she summoned them, and she submitted to their ministrations with equanimity.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • You must not marvel, Helen, at my course, Which holds not colour with the time, nor does The ministration and required office On my particular.
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
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