admonitory


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Synonyms for admonitory

serving to warn

expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective

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With an admonitory gesture to keep them back, he stooped, and looked in through the crevice in the wall.
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.
The following May, Pio responded with a lengthy admonitory letter (Responsio paraenetica) that remained private until Erasmus inadvertently stoked demand for it: in his Ciceronianus (1528), he praised Pio's Latinity, but noted that "he hasn't published anything.
It is Gorboduc's abandonment of the traditional ideas of living out his reign and passing on his kingdom to a single heir that causes all of the problems that follow in the play and makes him an admonitory "mirror" to others.
Which brings us to the second, prudential, part of this admonitory tale.
The need for improvements in conformity assessments of medical devices a key element in free movement of products around the Single Market was underlined, with an admonitory finger being wagged at both the national regulatory authorities and the manufacturers themselves.
Smolen's savage and admonitory forefinger was terrifying as she ordered Hilarion to dance until he died.
So this study I have been speaking of with its windows, skylight, admonitory notes and works of art on window sills, walls, surfaces, is, in a way, incidental to the process of my writing.
Particularly in the three long digressions on love Gottfried stands apart from Thomas's admonitory pessimism and closer to Hartmann's optimistic view of love, thereby seriously qualifying the negative depiction of the enslaving consequences of love.
Noel's future already seems haunted by his glamorous but shallow mother ("a tall attractive woman fond of props and postures"), his overbearing stepfather, and the admonitory ghosts.
Fortunately, acts one and two conclude with the evening's most substantial pieces, both worthy of expansion: "The Blue Aspic," about an opera diva and the crazed fan who stabs her where it hurts most, the throat; and "The Admonitory Hippopotamus," which in a few glorious minutes spans the life of the adventurous Angelica, who for 80-plus years lives by the words of her imaginary playmate, a hippo: "Fly at once
And he is always attentive to the deconstructive potential implicit in the contemporary texts he cites: time and again, DiGangi nicely turns around an admonitory passage, one that seems simply to inveigh against disorderly congress, to argue for the covert stability of bonds between men it presumes, and to turn the tables on the putative defenders of orthodoxy.