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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIET

(b) What food substance do they supply in quantity to the diet?

For these reasons, pickles should not be included in the diet of children.

Discuss the importance of salads and their value in the diet.

What characteristics of cereals make them valuable in the diet?

What sort of lover would Romeo have been had he lived on a diet of lentils?

"I've just ordered a change in diet," observed Madden dryly.

He was most regular in his diet, sleep, and use of medicines.

And at that Diet we confounded our adversaries in the highest degree.

Families would do well to prepare their own diet and drink, as much as possible, in order to render it good and wholesome.

Temperance in diet and exercise, with frequent washing and bathing, are the best means of preserving a healthful countenance.

WORD ORIGIN

"regular food," early 13c., from Old French diete (13c.) "diet, pittance, fare," from Medieval Latin dieta "parliamentary assembly," also "a day's work, diet, daily food allowance," from Latin diaeta "prescribed way of life," from Greek diaita, originally "way of life, regimen, dwelling," related to diaitasthai "lead one's life," and from diaitan, originally "separate, select" (food and drink), frequentative of *diainysthai "take apart," from dia- "apart" + ainysthai "take," from PIE root *ai- "to give, allot." Often with a sense of restriction since 14c.; hence put (someone) on a diet (mid-15c.).

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