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Definition the expected outcome of a disease or ailment


any prediction about how something will develop
  • 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.
  • Since then, she'd stabilized, and the prognosis was strong.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • But my prognosis scares me.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • 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
  • The doctor will inform you of your brother's prognosis after surgery.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • "Prognosis," the doctor said brightly.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The prognosis is that for a time the limbs will be absolutely limp.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • 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
  • Some remain in critical condition, but the prognosis for most is good.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • 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
  • "So, what's her prognosis?"
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Though I was told his prognosis is not good.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • 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
  • The two key symptoms, on which the doctors came to base their prognosis. were fever and the lowered whitecorpuscle count.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • 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

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