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  • He recovered quickly under Ben's tender ministrations, a mug of mead, and a reminder that not everyone was cut out to have eyebrows.†   (source)
  • He breathed heavily, permitting the ministrations to his body rather than helping them.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Having established premeditation of great degree, Green left the witness to the ministrations of the defense.†   (source)
  • Barbara and Nell, and their expert ministrations.†   (source)
  • If Laia survived, it's no doubt due to the older woman's ministrations.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Obasan is moving about deaf and impassive, unavailable for questioning or their ministrations.†   (source)
  • The materialism of domestic life and the excessive ministrations of his mother and his sister, who insisted on feeding and dressing him, irritated him, as did Alba's fascinated pursuit.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She darted a glance at Calloway Reece, who had submitted to her ministrations now for seven days straight.†   (source)
  • Numbers of physicians and ordinary citizens performed heroically, doing all they could for the stricken, and no one more so than Rush, though whether his ministrations—his insistence on "mercurial purges" and "heroic bloodletting"—did more good than harm became a subject of fierce controversy.†   (source)
  • The commander himself was someone whom these days people might call a "health nut," as some of his ministrations were quite peculiar.†   (source)
  • Germany and Japan far worse under our tender ministrations.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I had been lulled into something close to peace by old Jopin's ministrations.†   (source)
  • The three women drew nearer, in postures that were still from ministrations, and that came from a mourning procession.†   (source)
  • The rock garden was similarly resistant to my ministrations; nothing I did to it pleased it at all.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Werner watches Volkheimer's ash-dusted face in the reflected glow, his ministrations as he leans over Bernd.†   (source)
  • This is likely one of the roots of Fremen emphasis on superstition (disregarding the Missionaria Protectiva's ministrations).†   (source)
  • She settled gingerly onto the booth seat opposite them, her arm still stiff despite Jace's ministrations.†   (source)
  • Eddis had had just this support in mind when she summoned them, and she submitted to their ministrations with equanimity.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her ploy having failed, she forced herself to submit calmly to the rest of the man's ministrations; she needed to convince him that she had given up so he would grow complacent and, if she was lucky, careless.†   (source)
  • When he realized he was ill, he set out for home with the hope that his sister's ministrations and Dr. Cuevas's knowledge would restore his health and youth, but he was unable to withstand the sixty days on ship and died at the latitude of Guayaquil, ravaged by fever and hallucinating about musky women and hidden treasure.†   (source)
  • It's only when I catch Rosie actually purring under August's loving ministrations that my conviction starts to crumble.†   (source)
  • The only ones left in the parlor were Clara, with the animal on her lap, her parents, who were locked in terrified embrace at the thought of such an evil omen, and her fiance, who could not comprehend such an uproar over a dead dog; but when he realized that Clara was transfixed, he picked her up in his arms and carried her half-conscious to her room, where Nana's ministrations and Dr. Cuevas's pills prevented her from falling back into her stupor and her muteness.†   (source)
  • He suspended his end of the practice indefinitely, leaving his patients to the ministrations of his assistant, Seymour Katz.†   (source)
  • She might be not moving a stool out for an overgrown girl at all, but performing some gentle ministration to someone else, someone who was not there; perhaps it was Beethoven, who wrote Hilda Ray's piece, and perhaps not.†   (source)
  • I realize now that it was the siren, or choir of sirens, and the drumming pandemonium that accompanied their shrieks, that ruptured the fragile membrane of Sophie's mood, which thanks in part to my own attentive ministrations had become peaceful, even luminous around the edges, if hardly sunny.†   (source)
  • Dr. Hatfield's ministrations changed all that too, and it was not very long—six weeks or so—before Nathan was purring like a hungry tomcat into its luxuriance, stroking it compulsively and insisting that she should start modeling for shampoo ads.†   (source)
  • Suppose, she sometimes later mused, that all of Dr. Blackstock's ministrations and those of his young associate, Dr. Seymour Katz (who came in after office hours to help take care of the prodigious overflow of sufferers), had worked; suppose the chain of events that led from the vandalizing finger to the sacral vertebra to the compressed fifth lumbar nerve not only had proved not to be a chiropractic chimera but had been terminated in triumph, radiantly, healthfully, as a result of…†   (source)
  • Enviously, with gnawn heart, he observed Luke's ministrations to Mrs. Selborne.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • Thus, whereas plague by its impartial ministrations should have promoted equality among our townsfolk, it now had the opposite effect and, thanks to the habitual conflict of cupidities, exacerbated the sense of injustice rankling in men's hearts.†   (source)
  • Maybe it will reveal her blindness to her, laying there at the mercy and the ministration of four men and a tom-boy girl.†   (source)
  • Under their gentle ministrations he found peace and learned a degree of patience.†   (source)
  • One continually sees the ministration of the temporary outlasting the ministration of the eternal.†   (source)
  • But then Mylendonk's ministrations broke the mood.†   (source)
  • Valentine now requires only the ministrations of the priest.†   (source)
  • It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations.†   (source)
  • The effect, either of her ministrations or of her mere presence, was a rapid recovery.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And this, owing to the well-meant ministrations of Ratterer and his sister and their friends, he soon sought to accomplish.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Hamidullah could remember more important examples of angelic ministration, but the other, who only knew Anglo-India, had to ransack his memory for scraps, and it was not surprising that he should return to "But of course all this is exceptional.†   (source)
  • How quick and deft in camp-fire tasks! how graceful and swift as she plaited her dark hair! how tender and skilful in its ministration when one of his pets had been injured! how eloquent when pressed tight against her breast in a moment of fear on the dangerous heights! how expressive of unutterable things when laid on his arm!†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There are all degrees of natural influence, from these quarantine powers of nature, up to her dearest and gravest ministrations to the imagination and the soul.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • IV The Ministrations of a Half-forgotten One Eustacia's journey was at first as vague in direction as that of thistledown on the wind.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • By stealth, there had been there, in the darkness of the night, poor desolated creatures, who stole from their scanty hours' rest, that they might repay to him some of those ministrations of love in which he had always been so abundant.†   (source)
  • All the debts which such a man could contract to other wit, would never disturb his consciousness of originality: for the ministrations of books, and of other minds, are a whiff of smoke to that most private reality with which he has conversed.†   (source)
  • It was between one and two o'clock at night, as Cassy was returning from her ministrations to poor Tom, that she heard the sound of wild shrieking, whooping, halloing, and singing, from the sitting-room, mingled with the barking of dogs, and other symptoms of general uproar.†   (source)
  • He sighed, moving his shoulder uneasily under my ministrations.†   (source)
  • Sir Marcus had completed his ministrations and was looking over my shoulder with deep interest.†   (source)
  • Finishing my ministrations, I wiped the slippery ointment off my hands with a towel.†   (source)
  • But I could hardly force him to submit to my ministrations if he didn't want to.†   (source)
  • Jamie muttered something rebellious under his breath, but subsided under his sister's ministrations.†   (source)
  • The old warrior held up a knotted forearm, from which the sleeve had been pushed back during his ministrations, to show the scar of a jagged tear running from elbow to wrist.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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