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prescribe
used in As I Lay Dying

6 uses
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Definition
to recommend or require what should be done

or more specifically:

of a medical doctor:  to give medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • I stopped at the glass and smoothed my hair, then I went behind the prescription case, where she was waiting.
    Section 55 — MacGowan (22% in)
  • There's nothing back there but the prescription case," I said.
    Section 45 — Moseley (26% in)
  • MacGowan It happened I am back of the prescription case, pouring up some chocolate sauce, when Jody comes back and says, "Say, Skeet, there's a woman up front that wants to see the doctor and when I said What doctor you want to see, she said she wants to see the doctor that works here and when I said There aint any doctor works here, she just stood there, looking back this way.
    Section 55 — MacGowan (0% in)
  • I go around the prescription case.
    Section 55 — MacGowan (41% in)
  • I aint doing nothing but filling a prescription.
    Section 55 — MacGowan (46% in)
  • He may not do nothing about that woman back there, but if he finds you monkeying with that prescription case, he'll kick your stern clean down them cellar stairs.
    Section 55 — MacGowan (47% in)

There are no more uses of "prescribe" in As I Lay Dying.

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