He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
And, if I am to speak of womanly virtues to those of you who will henceforth be widows, let me sum them up in one short admonition: To a woman not to show more weakness than is natural to her sex is a great glory, and not to be talked about for good or for evil among men.
Thucydides -- Pericles’s Funeral Oration
Recalling recent admonitions I kept this message to the ten-word minimum, which was probably just as well, for those ten words, inadequately understood in Peru, and no doubt thoroughly corrupted by double translation, were sufficient to cause something of a crisis — as I was to learn many months later.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Now of course I fear darker chance lies ahead for her and Thomas if I don’t soon retract myself from their lives, that something terrible and final will befall them as did Anne Hickey, smash them without any sign of admonition.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
"Handle with care" was the admonition scrawled on the remains of a photo album.
Judy Blume -- In the Unlikely Event
Then his SAC’s admonition came back to him.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
Fifteen years later, while in the toils of a successful battle with my addiction to cigarettes, I would recall Nathan’s admonition—for some reason especially that word haggard—like a voice from the grave.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
She embraced me warmly, and with admonitions about avoiding the chill, saw us to the door.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
I remembered Cheery’s admonition: "Keep it light.
James Patterson -- 1st to Die
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Lombard held up an admonitory finger.
Agatha Christie -- And Then There Were None
He was very aware of his own admonition not to discuss his training.
Lois Lowry -- The Giver
So the maternal admonition seemed rather to fail of effect.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Ah, ye admonitions and warnings! why stay ye not when ye come?
Herman Melville -- Moby Dick
More than once the air has been filled with the van Daans’ admonitions and my saucy replies.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
I felt perplexed: I didn’t know whether it were not a proper opportunity to offer a bit of admonition.
Emily Bronte -- Wuthering Heights
With an admonitory gesture to keep them back, he stooped, and looked in through the crevice in the wall.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
By means of teachings, prayer, admonition?
Hermann Hesse -- Siddhartha
She wondered why it kept growing in direct proportion to her self-admonitions that faith was the duty she owed him.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
My stepfather’s final admonition to me went unheeded as I absolved myself of all responsibility and stayed out of the house as much as possible, thus avoiding the emotional impact of watching Mommy suffer.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
The clergyman stayed to exchange a few sentences, either of admonition or reproof, with his haughty parishioner; this duty done, he too departed.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
A bookmark lay between its pages, a stiff piece of watered silk upon which an admonition had been embroidered: "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is."
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
The priest stepped back and turned to say a few words of admonition and consolation to Katerina Ivanovna on leaving.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
Bull’s-eye wagged his tail in acknowledgment of this unusually endearing form of speech; and, giving vent to another admonitory growl for the benefit of Oliver, led the way onward.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
"Mr. Miyamoto," he said, and his tone suggested admonition.
David Guterson -- Snow Falling on Cedars
Cho was looking from Harry to Filch, also frowning; the barn owl on her arm, tired of standing on one leg, gave an admonitory hoot but she ignored it.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
That was your old father’s admonition: you have forgotten.
Homer -- The Iliad
Faith …. all faiths …. are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable …. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
And, indeed, I would have no man contemn the secret hints and intimations of danger, which very often are given, when he may imagine there is no possibility of its being real; for had I not been warned by this silent admonition, I had been in a worse situation than before, and perhaps inevitably ruined.
Daniel Defoe -- Robinson Crusoe
In a few seasons he straitened the coltishness with admonitions, faded the pink and gold with preaching, and produced a sad, grey wraith of wifehood who died, unprotesting, a year after her second son was born.
John Wyndham -- The Chrysalids
He told them that steps would be taken immediately to free his serfs—and that till then they were not to be overburdened with labor, women while nursing their babies were not to be sent to work, assistance was to be given to the serfs, punishments were to be admonitory and not corporal, and hospitals, asylums, and schools were to be established on all the estates.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
Her manners had been imposed upon her by her mother’s gentle admonitions and the sterner discipline of her mammy; her eyes were her own.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
On whose judgement,’ said my aunt, with emphasis, as an admonition to Mr. Dick, who was biting his forefinger and looking rather foolish, ’I rely.’
Charles Dickens -- David Copperfield
Then Iremembered Chicharron’s admonition.
Luis J. Rodriguez -- Always Running
He also applied to Sir Everard Fawkener, the postmaster-general, to deprive me of my office; but it had no other effect than to procure from Sir Everard a gentle admonition.
Benjamin Franklin -- The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Returning suddenly to her admonitory tone, she said, dropping her voice, "If you must have a ’vent’, Teddy, go and devote yourself to one of the ’pretty, modest girls’ whom you do respect, and not waste your time with the silly ones."
Louisa May Alcott -- Little Women
The lank brown horses knew it and shook their bells to the clear night in admonition.
James Joyce -- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
At last, Narcissa hurried up a street named Spinner’s End, over which the towering mill chimney seemed to hover like a giant admonitory finger.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
He caught sight of a corner of the wall on which was placarded the most peaceable sheet of paper in the world, a permission to eat eggs, a Lenten admonition addressed by the Archbishop of Paris to his "flock."
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
’Assuredly, sir,’ returned Mrs. Sparsit, ’you did, in a highly impressive manner, give him such an admonition.’
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
He settled to his repast with the charming little "table manner" that, from the day of his arrival, had relieved me of all grossness of admonition.
Henry James -- The Turn of the Screw
The Countess greeted them with her grave smile, and Archer, feeling his host’s admonitory glance on him, rose and surrendered his seat.
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
He made remarks that were not witty, whilst his chief launched forth patriarchal admonitions against the colliers.
D.H. Lawrence -- Sons and Lovers
And the thews of Billy were hardly compatible with that sort of sensitive spiritual organisation which in some cases instinctively conveys to ignorant innocence an admonition of the proximity of the malign.
Herman Melville -- Billy Budd
We have no need, therefore, to say that d’Artagnan dared not join in the conversation, only he looked with all his eyes and listened with all his ears, stretching his five senses so as to lose nothing; and despite his confidence on the paternal admonitions, he felt himself carried by his tastes and led by his instincts to praise rather than to blame the unheard-of things which were taking place.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
Principal Jones, suave as always, sporting a dark, tailored suit, today with a sharp, yellow tie, starts with an admonition, chiding the assembled that "our young people have prepared speeches and if you are quiet, they can continue…."
Ron Suskind -- A Hope in the Unseen
Usually, Dede was full of admonitions about Jaimito’s reckless driving, but now she found herself pressing her own foot on an invisible gas pedal.
Julia Alvarez -- In the Time of the Butterflies
Double and treble admonition, and still forfeit in the same kind?
William Shakespeare -- Measure for Measure
Despite the ominous admonitions of Leviticus 19:28, which forbade the marking of one’s flesh, tattoos had become a rite of passage shared by millions of people in the modern age—everyone from clean-cut teenagers to hard-core drug users to suburban housewives.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
Aureliano and Amaranta Ursula were not aware of the family precedent, nor did they remember Ursula’s frightening admonitions, and the midwife pacified them with the idea that the tail could be cut off when the child got his second teeth.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- One Hundred Years of Solitude