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midwife
used in Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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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
  • I tried to get a midwife for her, but the doctor said midwives were dirty.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
midwives = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • How he had copied the group of letters out on a piece of brown paper; copied, as illiterate people do, every curlicue, arch, and bend in the letters, and presented it to the midwife.
    Chapter 1 (57% in)
  • Macon knew otherwise, because he was there and had seen the eyes of the midwife as his mother's legs collapsed.
    Chapter 1 (90% in)
  • I tried to get a midwife for her, but the doctor said midwives were dirty.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • I told him a midwife delivered me, and if a midwife was good enough for my mother, a midwife was good enough for his daughter.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • I told him a midwife delivered me, and if a midwife was good enough for my mother, a midwife was good enough for his daughter.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • I told him a midwife delivered me, and if a midwife was good enough for my mother, a midwife was good enough for his daughter.
    Chapter 3 (46% in)
  • When her baby was born, a girl, the two midwives in attendance were so preoccupied with what was going on between her legs they never even noticed her smooth balloon of a stomach.
    Chapter 5 (87% in)
  • Bewildered and grieving, they went to the house of the closest colored person they knew: Circe, the midwife who had delivered them both and who was there when their mother died and when Pilate was named.
    Chapter 7 (34% in)
  • She worked for the Butlers— rich white folks, you know—but she was a good midwife in those days.
    Chapter 10 (31% in)

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