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  • verb rare Simple past tense and past participle of midwife. More commonly midwived.

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Examples

  • Ajami cites Samuel Huntington to argue that democracy does not well up from the people but is often "midwifed" by the "dominant power."

    AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media

  • But a US military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is not liberation, and nobody thinks it is, even the Iraqi Shiite political elite that Bush "midwifed" (he actually tried to forestall it by installing ex-Baathist strong man Ayad Allawi, but the Iraqi masses outfoxed him).

    Informed Comment

  • Ajami cites Samuel Huntington to argue that democracy does not well up from the people but is often "midwifed" by the "dominant power."

    AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media

  • But a US military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is not liberation, and nobody thinks it is, even the Iraqi Shiite political elite that Bush "midwifed" (he actually tried to forestall it by installing ex-Baathist strong man Ayad Allawi, but the Iraqi masses outfoxed him).

    AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media

  • Ajami cites Samuel Huntington to argue that democracy does not well up from the people but is often "midwifed" by the "dominant power."

    Informed Comment

  • But a US military occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan is not liberation, and nobody thinks it is, even the Iraqi Shiite political elite that Bush "midwifed" (he actually tried to forestall it by installing ex-Baathist strong man Ayad Allawi, but the Iraqi masses outfoxed him).

    AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media

  • That same political truculence reminds David Frum of the “strangely empty fury” of the 1880s, which ultimately midwifed an effective government-reform movement.

    The State Of The Union

  • If the record isn't as inspired as "Van Lear Rose," the one White midwifed for Jackson's contemporary, Loretta Lynn, in 2004, it's at least a fresh gateway to Jackson's music - a gutsy, greasy strain of seminal heartland rock-and-roll to which any White Stripes fan is probably susceptible.

    In concert: Wanda Jackson at 9:30 Club

  • Fox News midwifed and validated it, and liberal commentators seem equally fixated on the phenomenon, which they view with a mixture of dread and envy.

    Will Marshall: The Tea Party Is the GOP's Problem

  • The new Republican majority in the House of Representatives was midwifed by hundreds of millions of dollars of unlimited, undisclosed corporate spending to consolidate and extend their domination of American politics.

    Murray Hill Inc.: We're Here, We're Corporate, Get Used To It!

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