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Synonyms for admonitory

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Synonyms for admonitory

serving to warn

expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

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Paying as little regard to this admonitory cough, as to the significant gesture that had preceded it, the stranger pursued his questioning.
Bella, entering with a raised admonitory finger, kissed Lizzie softly, but said not a word.
Riley, in an admonitory, patronizing tone as he patted Maggie on the head, "I advise you to put by the 'History of the Devil,' and read some prettier book.
Bird, looking the very picture of delight, was superintending the arrangements of the table, ever and anon mingling admonitory remarks to a number of frolicsome juveniles, who were effervescing in all those modes of untold gambol and mischief that have astonished mothers ever since the flood.
He proceeds chronologically in sections on the period of the admonitory dream, the ancient world, the middle ages, the early modern period, and Freud and De Sanctis.
Even as social media followers and supporters of either of the duchesses continue to troll the other with offensive and rude comments often bordering on slander, the almost-balletic guidelines seem to underplay the issue, taking an admonitory tone instead.
Therefore, railway ministry is installing admonitory devices for reducing the chances of accident and increasing passenger safety.
Wu's thesis is straightforward and admonitory: we are, he argues, reenacting the economic concentration of the Gilded Era, with the only difference being that today's "insensitive behemoths" traffic primarily in clicks and online sales rather than railroads and oil.
Give him an admonitory punishment so as to make him a warning for others.
a 'sponsored' activity, an activity that for all its tacitly corrective and admonitory content seems to have been entirely congenial to male monarchs and to the whole system of relations that maintained them on their thrones." In other words, both Melania and Ivanka follow to a T the template of the medieval queen, whose job it was to support the monarch and provide cover for when he must for political expedience alter his positions.
"The British government is once again sending troops to Afghanistan, even though the results of the current and former invasion of our homeland by Britain are such admonitory chapters in our history that contain a lot of lessons for the heedful," the Taliban said in a statement emailed to the media.
Thus, Lerner demonstrates that the much-reprinted extract from Franklin, often titled "The Way to Wealth," can't be understood without taking account of its complex-frame: the admonitory speech of Father Abraham, based on the proverbs of Poor Richard and delivered to an unregenerately profligate crowd, as related by the fame-seeking almanac-maker Richard Saunders, himself (like Father Abraham and dozens of other personae) the creation of Franklin.
Yes, the pre-World Cup hooplah begins this week and the admonitory brickbats should be flying for my unpatriotic decision not to choose the Three Lions' Friday friendly as a must-see game.
From that it assumes an inalienable right and duty to rule itself and all who live within it according to its lights and traditions, without interference from outside, whether violent or admonitory.