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This cop that found me in a hallway, he says I must have been give a dose of Peter.

It is not strange that when we have swallowed the dose it does little to effect a cure.

We are to be cured by an excess of the dose that has poisoned us.

Let us by all means give them instead a dose of positive philosophy.

She could not tell the exact time, because, in spite of her efforts, she had ended by falling into a dose.

To please my aunt I was obliged to swallow a dose of every drug.

The dose was sort of bitter, but it had the necessary effect.

I cooked a kittleful and got him to take a dose four times a day.

"Since I must sleep, let my sleep at least be dreamless," he said, and he measured a dose.

Give me a dose of medicine, Martha—the morning medicine—the one that makes me cheerful.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Middle French dose (15c.), from Late Latin dosis, from Greek dosis "a portion prescribed," literally "a giving," used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from stem of didonai "to give" (see date (n.1)). Slang meaning "venereal disease" is from 1914.

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