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midwife
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 uses
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Definition
a non-doctor who practices the profession of assisting women in childbirth; or to assist in childbirth

or:

someone who helps bring something into existence; or the act of helping to bring something into existence
  • Grigory rushed to Marfa and sent her to Lizaveta, while he ran to fetch an old midwife who lived close by.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (12% in)
  • The astounded doctor's wife decided to move Katerina while there was still time to an establishment in the town kept by a midwife for such emergencies.
    Book 10 — The Boys (12% in)

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