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in small doses

In only small increments or short periods of time. The book is incredibly dense, so I suggest reading it in small doses. John can be quite funny, but I can only handle him in small doses.
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in small doses

COMMON If you do something, experience something or spend time with someone in small doses, you do it, experience it, or spend time with them in small amounts or for short periods of time. I liked him in small doses. He may be right to assume most Germans favour reform only in small doses.
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in small doses

experienced or engaged in a little at a time.
1994 American Spectator In small doses, ironical detachment is as necessary for getting along in life as…any of the other human qualities.
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It's awful undermining to the intellect, German is; you want to take it in small doses, or first you know your brains all run together, and you feel them sloshing around in your head same as so much drawn butter.
But the stories my father told me, sometimes odd enough stories to tell a little girl, as we wandered about the echoing rooms, or hung over the stone balustrade and fed the fishes in the lake, or picked the pale dog-roses in the hedges, or lay in the boat in a shady reed-grown bay while he smoked to keep the mosquitoes off, were after all only traditions, imparted to me in small doses from time to time, when his earnest desire not to raise his remarks above the level of dulness supposed to be wholesome for Backfische was neutralised by an impulse to share his thoughts with somebody who would laugh; whereas the place I was bound for on my latest pilgrimage was filled with living, first-hand memories of all the enchanted years that lie between two and eighteen.
Only remember one thing -- a small dose is a remedy, a large one is poison.
In large doses, epothilone, which is already licensed on the American market, stops cancer cells from growing, but in small doses, the drug has shown to help nerve cells grow and regenerate without the unwanted side effects of cancer treatments.
The device, no bigger than a grain of rice, carries small doses of up to 30 different medications.
Pill can be a killer the are to The health "We are in with this family r e c e c o m earlier week l o in was told for after a still EVEN small doses of aspirin can cause ulcers to bleed as it thins the blood and inhibits clotting.
The study cautioned that an overdose of radiotherapy does not cause harm to already sick cells but also causes sound cells to become sick, pointing out that small doses should be used in the outset of the course of treatment in order to safeguard sound cells from any damage as a result of radiotherapy overdoses.
Small doses of the drug have been proven effective with patients who have myasthenia gravis or the myasthenic (Eaton-Lambert) syndrome.
Compact and efficient design makes Furon [R] Mini-Dispense pumps an ideal solution for dosing of liquids in semiconductor or biopharmaceutical batch processes, accurate dispensing of liquids into containers or vials (filling line equipment), or any other application requiring accurate dispensing of small doses of liquid.
Aclinical trial atAddenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge has developed his tolerance - by giving him small doses of peanuts, or peanut oil, every day.
All nuts are healthy in small doses and studies show they can help lower cholesterol levels and even promote weight loss.
Although valuable for making plastic containers, the substance leaches from food containers in small doses that increase over time and after the container has been heated.
Tests have indicated that small doses of the hormone, pancreatic polypous, can decrease the amount of food that is eaten.
Maria Kondrashova, both internationally recognized authorities in the field of aging and related diseases, successfully treated women in various stages of menopause by administering very small doses of a key substrate found in the human body.
According to medical records obtained by the AP, they also prescribed "several small doses of Seroquel to regulate his mood.
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