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 Meanings and Examples of PRESCRIPTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
prescription
 n.  written instructions from doctor; written order; act of establishing official rules, laws, or directions
Classic Sentence:
1  Over the counter she caught the eye of the clerk who had waited on her before, and slipped the prescription into his hand.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  There could be no question about the prescription: it was a copy of one of Mrs. Hatch's, obligingly furnished by that lady's chemist.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  The clerk had read the prescription without comment; but in the act of handing out the bottle he paused.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  That was one of the reasons why she had turned again to Mrs. Hatch's prescription.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
5  Gut the prescription filled, and come in and see me next week.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  Tomorrow you or one of the neighbors drive in and get this prescription filled at Dyer's.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  They it was who by universal prescription commanded three of the Pequod's boats as headsmen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. Knights and Squires.
8  I was there, too, and I never shall forget the old man's smile at this prescription.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
9  Next morning, faithful to his promise, he sent the prescription requested.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
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  Notwithstanding the prescription of the genial hermit, with which his guest willingly complied, he found it no easy matter to bring the harp to harmony.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  Here's a cigar, and the doctor has a prescription containing hot water and a lemon, which is good medicine on a night like this.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
13  The theft of a nation cannot be allowed by prescription.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
14  It had such a prescriptive, stiff-necked, long-established, solemn, elderly air.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
15  But in all vessels this broom business is the prescriptive province of the boys, if boys there be aboard.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
Example Sentence:
1  Antibiotics are only available on prescription.
2  I just get a repeat prescription every week.
3  She made a mental note to have his prescription refilled.
4  We are trying to cut the price of prescription drugs.
5  The dispenser quickly filled the prescription for me.
6  They won't detect prescription drugs or medication such as cold or flu tablets.
7  The patient took the prescription given him by his oculist to the optician.
8  Direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive.
9  In answering these questions, it is important to recall the distinction made earlier between prescriptive and descriptive grammar.