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The strict practice regimen of the soccer team made them improve every week.
  a systematic plan — often to improve health or fitness
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  • The strict practice regimen of the soccer team made them improve every week.
  • The best NBA players have strict regimens for working out that they adhere to everyday.
  • He finds Blaine in the grassy commons between the dining hall and the dormitories, being put through a regimen of calisthenics with his unit.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • With the beginning of the season less than a month away—and Sophia up in New Jersey—Luke stepped up his training regimen.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • People suggesting new drug combinations, new physical therapy regimens, new doctors, experimental treatments, Eastern medicine, Jesus.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • While not absolutely conclusive as far as wolves were concerned, evidence that my metabolic functions remained unimpaired under a mouse regimen would strongly indicate that wolves, too, could survive and function normally on the same diet.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • For example, he would exercise vigorously in the early mornings, an intense regimen of calisthenics and stretches that would challenge a seasoned drill sergeant.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • As soon as we started the extreme weight-loss regimen, Fred began showing tip with bits and pieces of food he’d buried all around the yard and kennel over the past year.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • My mom started me on a strict vitamin regimen and refused to let me be alone, even for a few minutes.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Alan told him he was just looking around, to plan his regimen, he said earnestly, and so was allowed to walk in wearing his business attire.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • After drying ourselves, the brunette, Katya and Marie guided us through a series of beauty regimens— a massage, manicure, pedicure, and facial.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • The room was spinning a little now "What it means, Lindsay, is that you’re going to have to undergo a prolonged regimen of intensive treatment."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He said Baba needed regimen, order.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Enthusiastically, he conducted an awkward regimen of stretches.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Every table presents new temptations, and even on my restricted one-taste-per-dish regimen, I begin filling up quickly.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • He relished the role and concocted novel, gruel-ing training regimens that his teammates still remember well.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Spilling over with eagerness, he babbled to other athletes about his new training regimen, his race strategy, and how fast he might go.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • By itself, the regimen proposed here, when followed rigorously, can purify the foulest breath.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • They were caught up in accelerated courses and first-aid programs and a physical hardening regimen, which included jumping from this tree.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • I noticed, however, that his health regimen didn’t keep him from eating more than half of my food.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Young Riders like yourself were put through a strict regimen designed to strengthen their bodies and increase their mental control.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • The field at the community center was fenced, and Luma had no problem running off her players’ friends who stopped by after school to heckle them as they submitted to her regimen of running and calisthenics.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Still, I knew I was in for a brutal time, especially since the surgery needed to be followed by an extremely toxic regimen of chemotherapy and radiation.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The frown, the harsh rebuke, the frequent application of the rod, enjoined by Scriptural authority, were used, not merely in the way of punishment for actual offences, but as a wholesome regimen for the growth and promotion of all childish virtues.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Brom bypassed the normal training regimen and ignored the subtleties of gramarye to ensure that you had the skills you needed to remain alive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Sources on the standard treatment regimen for cervical cancer in the 1950s include A. Brunschwig, "The Operative Treatment of Carcinoma of the Cervix: Radical Panhysterectomy with Pelvic Lymph Node Excision," American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 61, no.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • "banked," or "up" at its own discretion, in spite of the fact that the family fed it and knew all the details of its regimen: sprinkle, do not dump, not too much….
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • During the week that preceded the making of the packet she observed a strict regimen and cultivated the city assiduously for material.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • To this I was silent out of partiality to my own kind; yet here I could plainly discover the true seeds of spleen, which only seizes on the lazy, the luxurious, and the rich; who, if they were forced to undergo the same regimen, I would undertake for the cure.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Jessica sent herself through the quick sense-clearing regimen, began a methodical inspection of the room’s perimeter.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • By offering some competition to keep Cedric’s edge, the morning’s regimen of math and science can funnel his up-atdawn enthusiasm.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • At the time of the Piedmont contact, he was treating his problems with his own regimen: a bottle of aspirin a day and some Sterno on top of it.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Its ordered regimen had exploded with the first missile.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Hygeia herself would have fallen sick under such a regimen; and how much more this poor old nervous victim?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …ideas about how to treat cancer, but Anna thinks this guy might be a con man and possibly not even Dutch, and then just as the possibly Dutch guy and her mom are about to get married and Anna is about to start this crazy new treatment regimen involving wheatgrass and low doses of arsenic, the book ends right in the middle of a I know it’s a very literary decision and everything and probably part of the reason I love the book so much, but there is something to recommend a story…
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • The other side of the vise was a regimen of draconian "thought control" laws that constrained all civilians.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Deo modified his regimen, but only by eating more during the evening meals with Nancy and Charlie.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I say nothing against Mr. Stelling’s theory; if we are to have one regimen for all minds, his seems to me as good as any other.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • He required his pupils to take the following oath: I will follow that system or regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider to be for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • He breakfasted en famille but followed his own personal regimen of an infusion of wormwood blossoms for his stomach and a head of garlic that he peeled and ate a clove at a time, chewing each one carefully with bread, to prevent heart failure.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • They had the complexion of wealth—that clear complexion that is heightened by the pallor of porcelain, the shimmer of satin, the veneer of old furniture, and that an ordered regimen of exquisite nurture maintains at its best.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I did my usual regimen of stationary running, skipping rope, sit-ups, and fingertip press-ups.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Farmer sent orders in great detail and devised the drug regimens for every patient, inventing tricks, as he put it, for the most resistant cases.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Drug-taking and deep-breathing exercises—it could not have seemed a very death-defying regimen; yet the fact remains that when the last of the old monks died, in 1794, Perrault himself was still living.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • I cannot persuade you to adopt my regimen, Vincy?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He watched the swimmers train, studying their strokes and regimen, longing to be part of it himself.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • "Looks to me like your drug regimen’s kicked in in a big way—"
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He followed no formulas, no regimens, no superstitious rituals.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Margaret Kochamma (because she knew that when you travel to the Heart of Darkness [b] Anything can Happen to Anyone) called her in to have her regimen of pills.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • But they follow a regimen, darling, because if they don’t, they get poor service reports, which is tantamount to a fate worse than dismissal — which rarely happens — because it means no advancement, limbo.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
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