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used in Atlas Shrugged

9 uses
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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
  • 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.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (74% in)
  • If she was loathsome, he thought, it was he who had brought her to it; this was her way of taking pain-no one could prescribe the form of a human being's attempt to bear suffering-no one could blame-above all, not he, who had caused it.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (23% in)
  • No. I don't try to prescribe how much a man should have to bear.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (72% in)
  • She looked out of the rear window: the track went off in a straight line and, at the prescribed distance, she saw the red lanterns left on the ground, placed conscientiously to protect the rear of the train.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (48% in)
  • I, who knew that wealth is only a means to an end, created the means and let them prescribe my ends.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (90% in)
  • I, who took pride in my ability to achieve the satisfaction of my desires, let them prescribe the code of values by which I judged my desires.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (90% in)
  • ...road-that the man who has no purpose is a machine that coasts downhill at the mercy of any boulder to crash in the first chance ditch, that the man who stifles his mind is a stalled machine slowly going to rust, that the man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap, and the man who makes another man his goal is a hitchhiker no driver should ever pick up-that your work is the purpose of your life, and you must speed past any killer who assumes the...
    3.7 Part 3 Chapter 7 — "This is John Galt Speaking" (28% in)
  • Arrests were futile, the jails were full, the arresting officers winked at their prisoners and let them escape on then— way to prisonmen were going through the motions prescribed for the moment, with no thought of the moment to follow.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (22% in)
  • No grapefruit juice?" he snapped; his doctor had prescribed grapefruit juice as protection against an epidemic of colds.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (80% in)

There are no more uses of "prescribe" in Atlas Shrugged.

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