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admonition

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Definition a warning or bit of advice — such as "Don't drink and drive."
  • She has always followed the admonition that commanders of the armed services should stay out of partisan politics.
admonition = warning or bit of advice
  • She ignored the admonition "Don't drink and drive."
  • admonition = warning or bit of advice
  • The Shakespearean admonition "To thine own self be true" is premised on the idea that "thine own self" is good.
  • admonition = bit of advice
  • She offered the admonition not to underestimate the importance of religion in world affairs.
  • admonition = warning or bit of advice
  • On the contrary, all I ever got were admonitions not to be so noisy.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • admonitions = warnings or advice
  • 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
  • admonitions = warnings or advice
  • ...and since I'm generally considered to be the worst behaved of the three young people, it's all I can do to avoid having the same old scoldings and admonitions repeatedly flung at my head and to pretend not to hear.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • admonitions = warnings or advice
  • 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.
    Francis Bacon
  • "Shakespeare's admonition that the first thing we do is kill all the lawyers."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I felt perplexed: I didn't know whether it were not a proper opportunity to offer a bit of admonition.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • 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
  • After a final admonition to use each needle only once and to treat the disks "the way you would raw eggs," Behrens had retired for the evening.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Miyamoto," he said, and his tone suggested admonition.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • 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
  • The heat was almost gone out of the radiators: the cold iron fluting stern signal and admonition for sleeping, the little death, the renewal.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Faith .... all faiths .... are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable ....
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Despite Glaedr's admonition, he again whispered his true name, and once more his entire being shook from the force of the words.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • The soldiers around him stood closer, barking admonitions and threats back at him.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • 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

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