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Definition to express disapproval to someone of their actions; or to warn or advise someone
  • He admonished the child for his bad behavior
admonished = expressed disapproval
  • "Harald asks the questions here," a man's gruff voice admonished.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • admonished = expressed disapproval; or warned or advised
  • I have heard numerous southern religious leaders admonish their worshipers to comply with a desegregation decision because it is the law,
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • admonish = advise
  • At times he felt, deep in his chest, a dying, quiet voice, which admonished him quietly,
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • admonished = expressed disapproval
  • He told the story only to papa, who admonished him not to repeat it.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • admonished = warned or advised
  • GEORGE (Admonishing): Tut, tut, tut.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • admonishing = expressing disapproval
  • "Do your homework and don't tell stories and you might become like your brother Dennis," Mommy admonished.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • admonished = advised
  • "I don't want him to grow soft playing baseball," he admonished.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • admonished = expressed disapproval
  • "It must be so peaceful there, Martha, so safe, so secure."

    "But it's not a retreat from the world," the voice answered, a gentle admonishment in the words. "It's not simply a place to hide, Louise. You know that. Otherwise, there would be no point in being here, would there?"
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • admonishment = expression of disagreement (disapproval)
  • Admonish thy friends in secret, praise them openly.
    Publilius Syrus
  • So we watch him and we wait for the time to admonish him.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Valley of Fear
  • The old count began irresolutely to admonish Nicholas and beg him to abandon his purpose.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • In patient endurance of evil, she forgets it is our duty to admonish our neighbours of their transgressions.
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • ...spirits that admonish me
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • The policeman looked up, and, catching his eye, raised his finger to admonish silence.
    Burroughs, Edgar Rice  --  Tarzan of the Apes
  • And let me in this place movingly admonish you, ye ship-owners of Nantucket
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick I-LXVII
  • "Now then, Helene," he admonished, "you know you shouldn't be on there.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • No one cared what he did any longer, no whistle woke him, no telescreen admonished him.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • She, threatening, cajoling, admonishing them: "Go free or die."
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • When Tappan admonished him for doing so, Singbe shrugged.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad

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