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midwife
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

18 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
  • "It's time to get the midwife," Sissy said.
    Chapter 40 (57% in)
midwife = a woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • The midwife down the block was called in.
    Chapter 7 (59% in)
  • He ran down the block to Mrs. Gindler, the midwife, and begged her to hurry.
    Chapter 9 (15% in)
  • They welcomed the midwife and shooed Johnny out of the place.
    Chapter 9 (20% in)
  • The midwife surreptitiously confiscated the caul and later sold it to a sailor from the Brooklyn Navy Yard for two dollars.
    Chapter 9 (25% in)
  • The midwife had gone after saying, "That will be five dollars and your husband knows where I live.
    Chapter 9 (27% in)
  • Soon after the midwife left, Evy came over.
    Chapter 9 (29% in)
  • Johnny paid the midwife and gave the landlord the next month's rent.
    Chapter 9 (38% in)
  • Katie went to the midwife for advice.
    Chapter 10 (4% in)
  • The midwife came around later to see how the charm had worked.
    Chapter 10 (28% in)
  • The midwife lifted her skirt and dug down into a capacious pocket made in her petticoat.
    Chapter 10 (30% in)
  • The midwife returned the bottle to her petticoat pocket and got up to go.
    Chapter 10 (40% in)
  • She found an obscure midwife and paid her in advance for the delivery.
    Chapter 34 (31% in)
  • She told the midwife that the paper was to be turned over to the Board of Health immediately after the birth.
    Chapter 34 (32% in)
  • "There just isn't five dollars in the house for a midwife.
    Chapter 40 (58% in)
  • I believed in witch's charms, then—what the midwife told me about the woman in the fish market.
    Chapter 42 (70% in)
  • You called in a midwife, a neighbor woman, or your mother, and you got through the business secretively and behind closed doors and kept the men out.
    Chapter 50 (9% in)
  • Sissy told them they were way behind the times; that midwives were things of the past.
    Chapter 50 (14% in)

There are no more uses of "midwife" in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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