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used in David Copperfield

2 uses
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of a medical doctor:  to give medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should have antibiotics


to recommend — especially with expertise


to require by rule
  • I am of this opinion, because, while I was reading the newspaper, I observed him behind a low wooden partition, which was his private apartment, very busy pouring out of a number of those vessels into one, like a chemist and druggist making up a prescription.
    Chapters 19-21 (30% in)
  • I then bound myself once more to the prescribed conditions.
    Chapters 40-42 (43% in)

There are no more uses of "prescribe" in David Copperfield.

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