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In the past there has been a tendency for government programmes to be highly prescriptive or bureaucratic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Do you think it was overly prescriptive? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)This is intended to be less prescriptive than present standards. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But he sees his task as descriptive more than prescriptive. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Of these, the most important are prescriptive rights. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While this fact may be more descriptive than prescriptive, it is still a fact worth considering. Christianity Today (2000)Efforts to provide a substantive definition of crime have suffered and continue to suffer from inconsistencies between descriptive and prescriptive points of view. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)This is despite the fact that the idea of the grief process has little scientific backing and could be called prescriptive rather than descriptive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We need a curriculum that is less prescriptive about how to teach, and clearer about what should be examined. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was not possible to be prescriptive about the nature of the benefits which a school had to provide to the poor nor the extent of them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But an overly prescriptive World Cup runs against the grain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Nor, given the prescriptive nature of franchise specifications, did it make unrealistic promises. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And it will certainly undermine the Government's case should it seek a more prescriptive approach in future. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The 2002 Act was highly prescriptive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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