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1‘the principles and practice of radiotherapy’
application, exercise, use, operation, implementation, execution, enactment, action, doing
2‘it has become common practice to employ women lawyers for the defence in rape trials’
custom, procedure, policy, convention, tradition, fashion, habit, wont, method, system, routine, institution, way, rule
3‘it takes lots of practice to get this technique right’
training, rehearsal, repetition, preparation, exercise, drill, study
practice session, dummy run, run-through, try-out, warm-up
informal dry run
4‘such was his disillusionment that he gave up the practice of medicine’
profession, career, business, work, pursuit, occupation, following
5‘small legal practice seeks reliable receptionist/secretary’
business, firm, office
‘your proposal is all very well in theory, but in practice it will not work’
in reality, actually, in real life, realistically, practically, effectively
‘I wondered if I would ever be able to put my professional training into practice’
use, make use of, put to use, utilize, apply, employ, exercise, put into effect, put into operation, draw on, bring into play
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