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admonish
used in A Room of One's Own

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Definition
to express disapproval to someone of their actions; or to warn or advise someone
  • ...now avuncular, that voice which cannot let women alone, but must be at them, like some too-conscientious governess, adjuring them, like Sir Egerton Brydges, to be refined; dragging even into the criticism of poetry criticism of sex; [*1] admonishing them, if they would be good and win, as I suppose, some shiny prize, to keep within certain limits which the gentleman in question thinks suitable—'.... female novelists should only aspire to excellence by courageously acknowledging the...
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