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 Meanings and Examples of PRESCRIBE
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prescribe
 v.  dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  You shall do that which the Council of Vocations shall prescribe for you.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Get Context   In PART ONE
2  But until the war broke out, few of the Venetian citizens recognized the danger, fewer still the remedy, and none ventured to prescribe it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XI.
3  Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
4  But now we know that these little pills of classical learning possess the medicinal property of anti-nihilism, and we boldly prescribe them to our patients.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 10
5  I am sure that, with your symptoms, my friend Dr. Watson here would prescribe a sedative.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
6  I would get Dr. Van Helsing or Dr. Seward to prescribe something for me which would make me sleep, only that I fear to alarm them.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  The young man wandered up and down the narrow paths, as well as the prescribed limits would allow; the clock struck six; without was heard the horn of a post-boy.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
8  The doctors, anxious for my lungs, had prescribed the air of Naples.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
9  Mademoiselle de Villefort may retire during the prescribed three months to her estate of Saint-Meran; I say hers, for she inherits it to-day.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
10  D'Avrigny followed the invalid, wrote a prescription, ordered Villefort to take a cabriolet, go in person to a chemist's to get the prescribed medicine, bring it himself, and wait for him in his daughter's room.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
11  I then bound myself once more to the prescribed conditions.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
12  And the celebrated doctor expounded his plan of treatment with Soden waters, a remedy obviously prescribed primarily on the ground that they could do no harm.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
13  Kitty was to be back from abroad in the middle of the summer, and bathing had been prescribed for her.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 7
14  The doctor opined that the indisposition arose from fatigue and excitement, and prescribed rest.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
15  In a word, he was so horribly bored by existing circumstances, that he forgot to go in for boredom in the manner prescribed by the authorities.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
Example Sentence:
1  He may be able to prescribe you something for that cough.
2  The doctor prepared to prescribe a receipt.
3  They encourage doctors to prescribe cheaper generic drugs instead of more expensive brand names.
4  You can prescribe nil tax rates for one or more of the property classes.
5  Books must be kept according to a prescribed form.
6  Valium is usually prescribed to treat anxiety.
7  Our doctor diagnosed a throat infection and prescribed antibiotic and junior aspirin.
8  The drug is often prescribed for ulcers.
9  She prescribed some pills to help me to sleep.
10  Be sure to steep the fabric in the dye bath for the full time prescribed.
11  The doctor prescribed chocolate pills for his patient who was a hypochondriac.
12  There is no prescribed order in which assertions must be checked.
13  The doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose.
14  My doctor prescribes aspirin for every complaint.
15  The law prescribes what should be done.