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used in Lucky by Sebold

11 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
  • I thought, even then, that this doctor needed the Valium he prescribed for me more than I did.
    Chapter One (64% in)
prescribed = instructed to be given
  • When he left the room I did what I knew I would do almost immediately, and crumpled up the prescription to throw it into the waste bin.
    Chapter One (66% in)
  • I clung to it, coming in and out of consciousness on my way to the hospital, during the internal stitches of the pelvic exam, and while the psychiatrist gave me the prescription for the very pills that had once made my mother numb.
    Chapter One (70% in)
  • My mother had always been nervous; she never acclimated to her prescribed role as housewife.
    Chapter Three (35% in)
  • He jumped on this: "New prescription or just new design of frame?"
    Chapter Eight (51% in)
  • Prescription the same?
    Chapter Eight (51% in)
  • Prescribed by whom?
    Chapter Eight (51% in)
  • December 1980,1 think, was my last prescription.
    Chapter Eight (52% in)
  • Prescribed and made in 1980, is that correct?
    Chapter Eight (52% in)
  • That my prescription had been updated six months before the rape.
    Chapter Eight (52% in)
  • The police brought me to Grouse Irving Memorial Hospital and I went to the lab, where they prescribed medication for my facial cuts.
    Chapter Eight (65% in)

There are no more uses of "prescribe" in Lucky by Sebold.

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