Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of ministration.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I have mentioned Mme. de Rivière, my niece, who, through her affection and her ministrations, is the blessing of my life.

    Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun

  • He acted, indeed, as if he quite enjoyed it-though he was careful not to show it too ardently: he had discovered that Mrs. Polly had for so long been Miss Polly that she was inclined to retreat in a panic and dub her ministrations "silly," if they were received with too much notice and eagerness.

    Pollyanna Grows Up

  • He acted, indeed, as if he quite enjoyed it -- though he was careful not to show it too ardently: he had discovered that Mrs. Polly had for so long been Miss Polly that she was inclined to retreat in a panic and dub her ministrations "silly," if they were received with too much notice and eagerness.

    Pollyanna Grows Up

  • Micah designedly uses the same preface, implying that his ministrations are a continuation of his predecessor's of the same name.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Indeed, the instinct of the predators leads them by a kind of radar to children already disturbed in some way, to whom they could offer their sexual "ministrations" as a solution to their problems.

    Scandal

  • It makes no difference what the doctors say, the end result of their ministrations is the creation of a zombie who doesn’t even look at all like Tony.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • Such "ministrations," therefore, as plant-organisms yield to animal-organisms is just the kind of ministration that the theory of natural selection requires.

    Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3) An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a Discussion of Post-Darwinian Questions

  • And yet, under Blankfein's ministrations a once great name has been relegated to the dustbin of a different time and a different era.

    Raymond J. Learsy: Blankfein's Pay Doubles While Serving as Mortician to Once Great Goldman Sachs

  • Luckily, she licked the top of his fuzzy head and began sucking on his ear, and he happily gave himself up to her ministrations.

    Exit the Actress

  • We enjoyed the ministrations of their powerful hands to a background of classical music and time just stopped.

    Connie Lawn: Vail -- Best Days!

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