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ministrations

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Definition to help, aid, or treat — often  in a minor hands-on way

or:

the work of a religious minister
  • 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
  • ministrations = efforts to help, aid, or treat
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I had been lulled into something close to peace by old Jopin's ministrations.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • 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
  • 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
  • Obasan is moving about deaf and impassive, unavailable for questioning or their ministrations.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • 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
  • Having established premeditation of great degree, Green left the witness to the ministrations of the defense.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • 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.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • Under their gentle ministrations he found peace and learned a degree of patience.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • If Laia survived, it's no doubt due to the older woman's ministrations.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Germany and Japan far worse under our tender ministrations.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Her condition was unchanged; she still did not react to his ministrations.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • One continually sees the ministration of the temporary outlasting the ministration of the eternal.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He breathed heavily, permitting the ministrations to his body rather than helping them.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • His life was painful, disrupted by infection, and dependent on the constant ministrations of others.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • 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

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