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What is the doctor’s prognosis?
  the expected outcome of a disease or ailment


any prediction about how something will develop
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  • What is the doctor’s prognosis?
  • After two hours of surgery, she was given a guardedly optimistic prognosis.
  • Every patient is different, but the general prognosis for this kind of cancer is grim.
  • Her prognosis is that the economy will suffer a decade of slow growth and high unemployment.

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  • "So, what’s her prognosis?"
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • The fever lasted for thirteen days, and on each successive day, when asked about my prognosis, the doctor shook his head.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Since then, she’d stabilized, and the prognosis was strong.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • And so you are, I think, and mostly I’m content and happy that she’s back to her old self, Crawford Power and Light becoming operational again once Renny Banerjee left the hospital with an excellent prognosis for a full recovery.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Some remain in critical condition, but the prognosis for most is good.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The prognosis is looking up: in test subjects, lymphoid tumors have been seen to reduce in size.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See

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  • In no particular order of significance, these were: (I) sudden illumination about my novel, its prognosis heretofore opaque and unyielding; (2) my discovery of Sophie and Nathan; and (3) anticipation of guaranteed sexual fulfillment, for the first time in my unfulfilled life.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Anyone else who might be able to help us with the and might be able to give us some prognosis about what will happen in terms of the King, our presentation?
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The doctor will inform you of your brother’s prognosis after surgery.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Baba asked Dr. Amani for a prognosis.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • For we both know my prognosis and what it will mean to us.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • In the moments that elapsed, I felt the weight of Tim’s prognosis hanging over both of us.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • At the same time, given my prognosis, Jai says she’s learning to let some of the little stuff slide.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The two key symptoms, on which the doctors came to base their prognosis.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • He’d given me the facts, what prognosis there was, and that was all I’d get.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • The fear of men is a symptom of the illness and is not at all constitutional…. The prognosis must be reserved.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • The prognosis is that for a time the limbs will be absolutely limp.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • In fact, the postoperative report was clear that even though our son’s prognosis had been grim, the surgery had gone just fine: OPERATIVE REPORT OPERATIVE DATE: 3/5/2003 PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute appendicitis POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Perforated appendicitis and abscess OPERATION: Appendectomy and drainage of abscess SURGEON: Timothy O’Holleran, M.D. DESCRIPTION OF THE OPERATION: The patient was placed in a supine position on the Operating Table.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • The pain had eased and the medical prognosis was very encouraging, but he refused to accept the fatality of not seeing Fermina Daza the following afternoon for the first time in four months.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Every symptom she exhibited led to a prognosis of rapid, neurological deterioration.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Goode put Travis Barnes on the stand, and though he did his best, under Goode’s artful maneuvering, the good doctor’s prognosis for Louisa was rather bleak.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Unless his prognosis was wrong, it would happen any day, any hour or minute.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • I’m curious to know her every thought, her diagnosis, her prognosis, her prescription.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • She had called the ambulance and the doctors had shaken their heads and said that the prognosis was not encouraging.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • William A. Larkin of Eureka gave a comforting prognosis of "The Prospects for Increased Construction," and reminded them that plate-glass prices were two points lower.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Her mother has been hospitalized, and the prognosis is poor.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • I then announced my diagnosis and prognosis.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Though I was told his prognosis is not good.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • But my prognosis scares me.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • Is there any prognosis?
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The prognosis?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • I don’t recall an equivalent word for "prognosis" in Amharic, and I’d never tried to speak to a patient about five-year survival or anything like that.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • The doctor at the hospital had told Cesar that Norberto’s foot would need a week to fully heal, but the young catcher was having trouble accepting this prognosis.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Prognosis: Correspondence between you and your sister cannot serve anything but a purely social function.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • As he would say, "To use the dreaded word ’cancer’ in connection with any clinical procedure on an ill person is potentially deleterious to that patient’s well-being, because it may suggest to him (rightly or wrongly) that his diagnosis is cancer or that his prognosis is poor.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • 22201 12 CASE REPORT CONTINUED B. Prognosis: The rosolution of the depressive affect and suicidal drive should be expected as a result of the hospitalisation.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Prognosis?
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • "Prognosis," the doctor said brightly.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • Your prognosis is positive.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • The prognosis was bad—as you know, the percentage of cures, even so-called social cures, is very low at that age.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • (Dylan doesn’t yet know my prognosis.) If my life were a movie, this scene of me and Dylan would get slammed by critics for over-the-top foreshadowing.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • My prognosis is that the third quarter will produce a significant loss.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • He showed them the bandage, discussed the prognosis, and they seemed as hopeful as he was — that there might be some medical explanation for whatever was afflicting him.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • She did survive, and her prognosis has been exceedingly satisfactory …. so much so that my colleagues and I were getting ready to discharge her.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • "But surely that kind of prognosis must be pretty much guesswork, don’t you think?"
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • But her prognosis
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
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