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  • His room smelled of turpentine, which Doc had prescribed as a liniment for the pulled ligament.   (source)
    prescribed = given medical instructions to use
  • He had not filled Dan Gunn's prescriptions.   (source)
    prescriptions = a doctor's instructions to get certain medicines
  • Advil, aspirin, some kind of over-the-counter sleeping pills I stole from Kate and then stored in an old prescription bottle of Mom's.†   (source)
    prescription = a recommendation or requirement  OR  (from a medical doctor) an instruction -- such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • prescription for that cough   (source)
    prescription = medical instructions written by a doctor
  • Only if the doctor prescribes it.   (source)
    prescribes = gives medical instructions ordering
  • I have a schedule prescription for each hour in the day;   (source)
    prescription = recommendation, instruction, or rule
  • she would say to her friends, "Ivan Ilych can't do as other people do, and keep to the treatment prescribed for him."   (source)
    prescribed = recommend
  • That way I can make sure she's getting her prescriptions.†   (source)
  • I took several times the prescribed dose of penicillin, then called Mother and asked what I should do.†   (source)
  • Lev was prescribed extra exercise when he arrived a week ago.†   (source)
  • Surely Mr. McSouthers could have had his prescription refilled, or are you implying he committed suicide?†   (source)
  • He was writing out a prescription, no doubt for sugar pills.†   (source)
  • It had taken the shape of an antique cruet or inkwell, maybe a prescription bottle from olden days.†   (source)
  • First, you're not taking your medication as prescribed.†   (source)
  • The doctor took out a prescription pad and began to write.†   (source)
  • It turned very cold in Moscow and even snowed after you left; the bad weather must have given me a cold, I began having rheumatic pains in my arms and legs, I couldn't sleep at night, lost a great deal of weight, had morphine injections, took thousands of different kinds of medicine, and recall with gratitude only the heroin Altschuller once prescribed for me.†   (source)
  • An epidemic of prescription drug addiction has taken root.†   (source)
  • Havel prescribed exactly what our work seemed to require.†   (source)
  • He sent a prescription for a sedative, but Mom didn't give it to me.†   (source)
  • In the river, they melted into the horde of shoppers milling about, the money changers and bored-looking NGO workers, the cigarette vendors, the covered women who thrust fake antibiotic prescriptions at people and begged for money to fill them.†   (source)
  • I just came to drop off some prescription meds for when he gets back.†   (source)
  • Not a proper physician, but he sees sick folk and prescribes medicines.†   (source)
  • He had never been so pleased to see her; it was a member of the Order of the Phoenix he needed now, not someone fussing over him and prescribing useless potions.†   (source)
  • It identified a group, and apparently it prescribed ways to behave and react.†   (source)
  • Etienne summons a doctor who prescribes rest, aspirin, and aromatic violet comfits.†   (source)
  • Once the small matter of my temporary madness had been cleared up, Dr. Golan's function seemed mainly to consist of writing prescriptions.†   (source)
  • If he needs more, he'll have to get a prescription from his family physician.†   (source)
  • In addition to my regular glasses, I have special goggles, prescription goggles, for playing sports.†   (source)
  • Her mother had been prescribed new medicine and a special diet, and Miss Perumal must go shopping for her.†   (source)
  • Tell her about the prescription.†   (source)
  • I'M STANDING IN BRENT'S DRUGSTORE PICKING out Mother's Lustre Cream and a Vinolia soap bar, while Mr. Roberts works on her prescription.†   (source)
  • Etta adjusted her girth in the witness chair so that the hitching and sliding of her undergarments was heard— heavy nylons, a girdle purchased in Lottie Opsvig's shop, a back brace prescribed by a doctor in Bellingham for the sciatica she attributed to her farm days.†   (source)
  • It was said that Mrs. Merrill had a drinking problem—or, at least, that her modest intake of alcohol was in terrible conflict with her long list of prescription drugs.†   (source)
  • He was following an ancient prescription for marital accord: silence, order, authority.†   (source)
  • Inside was a stash of Ambien-pirated one pill at a time from her mother's prescription for insomnia, so she'd never notice.†   (source)
  • All I can think of is the emaciated bodies of the children on our kitchen table as my mother prescribes what the parents can't give.†   (source)
  • I had started to inventory the bookshelves when I got a letter from Ted, a note actually, written hurriedly in ballpoint on his prescription notepad.†   (source)
  • No punishment was prescribed for a man who killed the python knowingly.†   (source)
  • Her face filled with sorrow and her voice was shaking when she spoke: "You have to tell me what happened so I can prescribe treatment."†   (source)
  • A few too many drops of the sleeping elixir prescribed for Miss Simpkins's tropical headaches.†   (source)
  • Besides, who mixes up a cow and a box of prescription meds?†   (source)
  • She came to ask Tita's help in carrying out the diet John had prescribed for her.†   (source)
  • For recuperation, Madam Pomfrey wasn't sure what to prescribe and said you should probably eat lots of chocolate.†   (source)
  • Among pens, handbags, wallets, broken eyeglasses, hotel key cards, compacts and perfume spray and prescription medications (Roitman, Andrea, alprazolam .25 mg ) I unearthed a keychain flashlight and a non working phone (half charged, no bars), which I threw in a collapsible nylon shopping bag I'd found in some lady's purse.†   (source)
  • I asked for a flu prescription and was told I could come pick it up tomorrow morning between eight and nine.†   (source)
  • She goes from car to car, begging, with a picture of a mutilated migrant she's trying to help and the prescription she must fill.†   (source)
  • Panicked, the British government took MacMillan's prescriptions to heart and, among other reforms, proposed a series of "allisland" scholarships for academically minded students to go to private high schools.†   (source)
  • Kevin had gotten a prescription for some pills once when he was having trouble sleeping.†   (source)
  • I drove out to the mall yesterday, where about half the town buys drugs, and it's as easy as picking up a prescription; I know because Noelle told me: Her husband goes there to purchase the occasional joint.†   (source)
  • My mother did the best she could by calling up the doctor's office and asking what to do and filling the prescription for the ointment for Lucas's eyes and checking the stumps every day to be sure there was no redness or smell of infection.†   (source)
  • When Ashima and Ashoke see their son's pet name typed on the label of a prescription for antibiotics, when they see it at the top of his immunization record, it doesn't look right; pet names aren't meant to be made public in this way.†   (source)
  • The servant reasoned the doctor must have prescribed some medicine and ordered it to be delivered to Seward immediately.†   (source)
  • In a short while, we'd have a diagnosis, probably a prescription or two, and Colton would be on the way to recovery.†   (source)
  • He told of the hemorrhages in the night, of Dr Clark bleeding him and prescribing "exercise and good air," and of the ultimate religious and personal despair which had led Keats to demand his own epitaph be carved in stone as: "Here lies One Whose Name was writ in Water."†   (source)
  • She told me her doctors started prescribing the drugs in 1997 after what she referred to as "the Gold Digger Situation," which she refused to tell me about.†   (source)
  • A foot doctor prescribed medication, but nothing lessened the sores.†   (source)
  • jenny was simply going to stash her birth-control prescription away in the medicine cabinet and forget about it.†   (source)
  • I'm certainly not weighing in on the culture wars, offering a prescribed reading list to make you ....whatever.†   (source)
  • For instance, a doctor may not give healthy people a prescription for narcotics.†   (source)
  • They took the doctor's prescription and purchased the herbs from a local medicine shop.†   (source)
  • Dr. Blinker prescribed this tonic—but what can medicine really do?†   (source)
  • Other things I've heard said they would use prescription drugs and basically anything they could get to help get their courage up.†   (source)
  • Adults listen to you with half an ear, while the Biblical prescription "Physician, heal thyself!" rings in the other.†   (source)
  • He had high expectations for her, and imagined her growing up to fulfill the prescribed role of a woman in a prominent Jordanian family.†   (source)
  • SAMPLE, the red letters just below the trade name read NOT TO BE DISPENSED WITHOUT PHYSICIAN'S PRESCRIPTION.†   (source)
  • It would have been easier, but he couldn't escape the feeling that one must enter Terabithia only by the prescribed entrance.†   (source)
  • But before she could complete the prescribed rest she received a disturbed letter from the invisible doctors, who mid they had inspected her for six hours without finding anything that corresponded to the symptoms so many times and so scrupulously described by her.†   (source)
  • To this end, the prescribed course of treatment was that I had to sit in my darkened apartment for days with no stimulation.†   (source)
  • First he had to swallow a few ulcer tablets prescribed by his doctor.†   (source)
  • The shampoos and lotions and balms that used to be at the back of the store I shift to shelves near the pharmacy, so that people filling prescriptions can also buy plasters and ointments.†   (source)
  • His own captivity was plain enough—to bed with a capsule prescribed by Yueh, awaking to find himself bound to this litter.†   (source)
  • "Propaganda!" she said, and scribbled the name and address of this doctor on a prescription pad.†   (source)
  • When Eragon got back on his feet, Oromis had him manipulate the water in various ways-shaping it into complex knots, changing the color of light that it absorbed or reflected, and freezing it in certain prescribed sequences-none of which proved difficult for him.†   (source)
  • My uncle Pedro had come to seek the help of Ultima and we all knew it, but there was a prescribed ceremony they had to go through.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, at her parents' insistence, he concocted some lilac-colored sugar pills, which he prescribed with the warning that they were a Siberian remedy for deaf-mutes.†   (source)
  • Although nobody noticed it until it was too late, having Mr. Dubonnet and my dad on opposite sides was a prescription for conflict.†   (source)
  • The psychiatrist finally mailed Phillip a prescription for his ADD meds.†   (source)
  • The doctor prescribed thirty pills.†   (source)
  • He passed houses he knew, houses where he had been for dinner or for drinks, where he'd gone on emergency calls, standing late in the night in hallways or foyers, writing out prescriptions, calling an ambulance.†   (source)
  • The doctor said it was her pressure, and he gave her a prescription to have filled.†   (source)
  • Everybody knows students are required to register prescription drugs with the nurse's office.†   (source)
  • After getting stitches and a strong prescription painkiller, he was driven back to the slaughterhouse and put back on the production line.†   (source)
  • I knew Winnie's glasses were a similar prescription and I borrowed hers.†   (source)
  • When Aldous calls a second time I finally kick off the duvet and grab the prescription bottle from the side table.†   (source)
  • On the Nightstand I found a prescription bottle and three notes.†   (source)
  • So Allan worked with the ministry of health on a revolutionary scheme: allowing trained auxiliary midwives to prescribe the Pill.†   (source)
  • In the past two months, he had prescribed two hundred.†   (source)
  • They know so little about what it's like to fill a new prescription for glasses and suddenly see the world again, with a mixture of disappointment and gratitude.†   (source)
  • It took the form of a cryptic note on a Russian hospital prescription pad.†   (source)
  • He said that war had destroyed the country and that men believe the cure for war is war as the curandero prescribes the serpent's flesh for its bite.†   (source)
  • She has been married and divorced three times, and has developed a reputation for abusing alcohol and prescription drugs.†   (source)
  • The Herbal Prescription, the syndicated show that followed his, was just starting.†   (source)
  • However, they will soon recover now, under the treatment that I shall prescribe.†   (source)
  • He'd raised her arms and asked her to bend her knees, then gave her a prescription that she'd never bothered to fill.†   (source)
  • She saw only a watch and the folded prescription down inside.†   (source)
  • He flips to the second page: For teachers, hostility is not on the prescribed diet, but hope will keep the kids from causing a riot.†   (source)
  • The ongoing prescription was for steroid drops and an eye patch that delighted three-year-old Nathan.†   (source)
  • It was the period when so-called socialist realism was prescribed and the school manufactured Portraits of Communist statesmen.†   (source)
  • Once you get to your long-term prison home, the first thing they'll want to do is assess your psychiatric state ...and prescribe you some drugs.†   (source)
  • The inspector searched carefully through each piece of our luggage, stopping when he found an entire suitcase packed with prescription medicines.†   (source)
  • Vinegar soaks and vinegar baths were the treatment Lady Le-more had prescribed for the dwarf, when she feared he might have greyscale, but asking for a jug of vinegar each morning would give the game away.†   (source)
  • A few weeks later, as she sat in the examination chair, the doctor asked her how long it had been since her last examination, and since her last prescription for eyeglasses.†   (source)
  • Sometimes Zanmi Lasante's pharmacy muddled a prescription or ran out of a drug.†   (source)
  • Appleby had been taking four times as many Atabrine tablets as the amount prescribed because he wanted to be four times as good a pilot as everyone else.†   (source)
  • "Cha, Mr. Gireg," Mouzafer prescribed, worriedly assessing Mortenson's weakened condition.†   (source)
  • Dr. Rashid prescribed it.†   (source)
  • He opened his drawer, whipped out a prescription pad and an eyeglasses case.†   (source)
  • Why don't you tag along and we'll have her take a look at you and give you a prescription.†   (source)
  • It was bound to happen at some point, as battles frequently spill past their prescribed boundaries, but with John and Artus heading to the west, and Charles and Tummeler heading east, it would be better to keep as much of the action corralled in the valley as possible.†   (source)
  • Now, with the fierce determination born of her earlier neglectfulness, she performed all the prescribed rituals, preparing special offerings to the gods and to our ancestors, praying and chanting, even making soup from her own blood to rebuild Grandmother's life force.†   (source)
  • Dr. Marx gave me a shot to calm me down and prescribed some tranquilizers or something.†   (source)
  • Brown (because you can't go on a transatlantic flight with nothing to read); my mini iPod; three book lights; Sun-In for my highlights; all of my pharmaceuticals, such as aspirin, Band-Aids for the blisters I am undoubtedly going to get (from strolling hand in hand with Andrew through the British Museum, soaking in all the art), and prescriptions, including my birth control pills and antibiotic acne medication; and of course the notebook in which I've begun my senior thesis.†   (source)
  • I put it on the kitchen table, next to a shoe box full of prescription bottles, in time to see my grandfather coming out of his room.†   (source)
  • And I, for one, intend to follow that prescription religiously.†   (source)
  • It was six minutes to three, barely enough time for the man to park and walk the one prescribed block to the bridge.†   (source)
  • They told the students that they would begin with a text as old as the Han empire, when the prescription for immortality had not yet been lost.†   (source)
  • It had something to do with his blood chemistry, Danny said, and the doctor had prescribed three different pills for him to take.†   (source)
  • As a boy, DR. ANTHONY FAUCI delivered prescriptions by bicycle for his father's drugstore.†   (source)
  • If you choose that, after a lifetime of service to your family, my advice is to be ignored and I am to leave my post, then that is your prerogative, but so long as I am Physician of the Palace, I will insist that my prescriptions for the well-being of my patients will be observed.... Am I getting this right?" she asked.†   (source)
  • But a lot of it is prescription drugs.†   (source)
  • Money allows no power to prescribe the value of your effort except the voluntary choice of the man who is willing to trade you his effort in return.†   (source)
  • You can go to the doctor, get a prescription to eradicate the symptoms.†   (source)
  • And of course we shall be delighted to provide your Highness with shipping back to Tashbaan for the — er — treatment which Aslan has prescribed.†   (source)
  • Recaptured in its mold, it would rest for several days, cooling into the form prescribed by the men who tamed it.†   (source)
  • The prescriptions come in and we fill them—and that's about it.†   (source)
  • The first, who want to prescribe, are known as prescriptivists, while those content to describe usage are called descrip-tivists.†   (source)
  • He rejected the prescription.†   (source)
  • With her first paycheck she went for an eye exam, got prescription glasses and the difference in the way she could see felt like a miracle.†   (source)
  • I prescribed it for myself and then listened to the doctor.†   (source)
  • They prescribed vitamins and sugar pills and pills to make her sleep, but Celia diminished, ever more pallid, in her bed.†   (source)
  • At this point the patient and his family would inevitably plead with Dr. Mansour to prescribe another drug for them, so he would take the prescription sheet, resolutely cross out the first medication and then write in another (which usually was no different from the first).†   (source)
  • They prescribe their own limit.†   (source)
  • I've filled out a prescription for antibiotics and the nurse will give you a tube of antibiotic cream and some bandages.†   (source)
  • Bernice existed on Social Security disability benefits, food stamps, and the prescription drugs provided to her by TennCare, the state's noble but misguided effort at providing health care to indigents.†   (source)
  • I suppose I'd be pleased to write out a prescription for your corns.†   (source)
  • You have all your prescriptions?†   (source)
  • The vet had prescribed some pills that were supposed to knock Cooper out in two minutes, and they were somewhere buried in my pack.†   (source)
  • When's the last time you updated your prescription?†   (source)
  • They prescribed sleeping pills, which she refused to take, and anti-anxiety medication, which left her feeling dull and listless.†   (source)
  • When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.†   (source)
  • The engines did their best to roar in the prescribed manner, and the plane went bumping across the pressure ridges, lifted unwillingly, and vanished into the overcast.†   (source)
  • I got the prescription filled, returned to the house and took the tablets.†   (source)
  • So he prescribed huge pills.†   (source)
  • I felt that Raymond was consciously following a code he had prescribed for himself, and the fact that he was following this code gave him his serenity.†   (source)
  • A number of liquid and semiliquid dishes in appropriate serving vessels were placed on the table in a prescribed arrangement, and containers with beverages were set out.†   (source)
  • CATHLEEN The way the man in the drugstore acted when I took in the prescription for you.†   (source)
  • In the midst of resolving the most traumatic adjustment I had ever made, I found myself struck with a new and foreign emotion that had not appeared in the prescribed blueprint of the year.†   (source)
  • Besides the possibilities suggested by his name, Jaybird Kelsey ran the feed store and prescribed for animal ills as readily as the druggist did for people.†   (source)
  • Besides, it's prescribed in the ritual: 'And you shall kiss me with a last kiss.'†   (source)
  • For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three quarters ago.†   (source)
  • What he'd really done, he'd drunk another bottle of that prescription.†   (source)
  • He looked at the slatternly little house with raised eyebrows, and asked Mary why she had taken no notice of his former prescriptions.†   (source)
  • You shall do that which the Council of Vocations shall prescribe for you.   (source)
    prescribe = require
  • An odd fact in the case was that the last prescription was never found.†   (source)
    prescription = a recommendation or requirement  OR  (from a medical doctor) an instruction -- such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • If he had access to a prescription, then he was taking the pills, Mr. Brigance.†   (source)
  • Lanier had some heavyweight testimony lined up, an expert who would say the powerful narcotic, taken in the quantities prescribed, seriously impaired Seth's judgment.†   (source)
    prescribed = recommended or required what should be done  OR  (of a medical doctor) gave medical instructions -- such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • Within the pouch lay a green flask filled with a calming elixir prescribed by the doctor.†   (source)
  • "Do you have a prescription?" she asked.†   (source)
  • There was a vaccine for it, and a series of injections was the prescribed method of treatment.†   (source)
  • The white wings too are prescribed issue; they are to keep us from seeing, but also from being seen.†   (source)
  • He's written down the prescription, in an illegible scribble; he gives her the money for it.†   (source)
  • Did the doctor prescribe any treatments for you, Mother?†   (source)
  • You can move that prescription over here.†   (source)
  • She'd begun taking prescription narcotics not long after we moved to Preble County.†   (source)
  • Trying to help me sleep, a doctor back home in San Diego prescribed a sleeping pill.†   (source)
  • As a member of a well-known family, Luma felt monitored and pressured to follow a prescribed path.†   (source)
  • Rules prescribe formal declarations of intent and restrict permissible weapons.†   (source)
  • Prescription-refill requests spill from a basket, awaiting his approval.†   (source)
  • Would you write a prescription for Peter today?†   (source)
  • "I think it's eleven prescriptions," she told me once, "maybe twelve.†   (source)
  • NOT TO BE DISPENSED WITHOUT PHYSICIAN'S PRESCRIPTION, the box said.†   (source)
  • Last night I took one of the pills the doctor prescribed for me.†   (source)
  • How many times hadn't the sweet, shy girl in the white jacket taken care of my prescriptions.†   (source)
  • He bled her twice and prescribed Maredant's Drops to cleanse her blood.†   (source)
  • I'll write out a prescription and you can bring it to the pharmacy.†   (source)
  • Maybe it's been medically prescribed: ten rows a day of plain, ten of purl.†   (source)
  • He prescribed a low-fat diet during his stay at Happy Jack, and suggested additional exercise.†   (source)
  • Then we have to ask my doctor to fax in a prescription.†   (source)
  • I would like a sedative prescribed to help me deal with anxiety.†   (source)
  • The French doctors prescribed rest, fresh air, and lots of fluids.†   (source)
  • Everyone is welcome to this prescription; it costs nothing and is definitely useful.†   (source)
  • I've heard of prescriptions for antibiotics, but for machines?†   (source)
  • It nullifies gravity within certain limits prescribed by relative mass and energy consumption.†   (source)
  • I reached for the prescription pad on her desk and wrote down Sina's name with a big question mark.†   (source)
  • Pattie had apparently drawn herself a bath, taken a few prescription painkillers, and passed out.†   (source)
  • The daily walk is no longer prescribed, to keep her abdominal muscles in working order.†   (source)
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