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  • noun Alternative spelling of babysitter.

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Examples

  • At the first public telephone booth, I stopped and called our baby-sitter.

    Chocolate for a Lover’s Heart

  • Hiring Teenagers:For many mothers, the very word baby-sitter means hiring a teenager.

    Mothering Twins

  • Hiring Teenagers:For many mothers, the very word baby-sitter means hiring a teenager.

    Mothering Twins

  • Melinda, her reliable and religious baby-sitter, of the mousy brown hair and conservative clothing, now of the flower-like lily limbs and void of clothing of any kind, writhing religiously on their beige living-room couch like an octopus, being devoured by her shirtless husband, their faces lifting and meeting, mouths plastering and coming apart, gasps and moans inaudible above the high-powered shouting of the rock stars on the stereo.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • No one can end for me that night I watched you being helped down the ladder, watched you and Liza and the baby-sitter.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • Growing up, Ms. Flint's longtime baby-sitter had a son with cerebral palsy.

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  • While the part of my brain normally responsible for this awareness has taken a leave of absence, I have to recruit another part of my brain to be my own baby-sitter, to monitor my every move and to chime in whenever I need prompting.

    Left Neglected

  • Or go home and be with the baby-sitter after school.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • One February night, when I had Brian with me and had left Melanie with your baby-sitter, Liza played with matches.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  • “Liza could brag about her experience with fire, too—how she and her sister had escaped with their baby-sitter through a third-floor window, but a playmate had hidden in a closet and died.”

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

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