tending or serving to ; warning:
an admonitory gesture.
On this especial August evening Mrs. Frank was in an admonitory frame of mind.
Found in the Philippines Charles King
Deeply affecting and admonitory are some of the instances he records.
The Hero of the Humber Henry Woodcock
Indeed, the history of the Church in this region has been altogether mournful and admonitory.
The Expositor’s Bible: Ephesians G. G. Findlay
She took the girl’s hand and emitted indefinite, admonitory sounds.
Georgina’s Reasons Henry James
The chorus died; and we heard again the deep monody of the sea, like the admonitory voice of fate.
Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson
What an amount of infantile aberrations from propriety is the admonitory Paw-paw!
The Comic English Grammar Unknown
Phœbe, in an admonitory tone, suggested that she had seen the British Museum.
Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
She would have said more, but Peggy held up an admonitory finger.
The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship Margaret Burnham
I guess all these islands look alike, sighed Tess, giving up her admonitory attitude for the moment.
The Corner House Girls on Palm Island Grace Brooks Hill
“Ye must forgive as ye would be forgiven,” said the gentle, admonitory voice of the man of God.
Little Golden’s Daughter Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
1590s, from Late Latin admonitorius, from Latin admonitus, past participle of admonere (see admonish).
(in prescriptions) . (in prescriptions) let it be applied. admov. abbr. Latin admove (apply) Latin admove (apply)
abbreviation Yemen (international car registration) Historical Examples “The prince knew nothing of your country, adn,” answered Jarvo simply. Romance Island Zona Gale “The gods will permit the possible, adn,” Jarvo repeated gently. Romance Island Zona Gale I do not know all, but I come to warn you, and to warn the adn who has been […]
a Manassite deserter from Saul’s to David’s army. I Chron. 12:20. a commander in King Jehosaphat’s army. II Chron. 17:14. Historical Examples Adnah had gradually hitched closer to him, and now her hand, unreproved, stole affectionately to his shoulder. The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.) Various “It seems impossible, aunty,” declared […]
grown fast to something; congenitally attached. Historical Examples The gills are thin, close, adnate, a delicate cinnamon-brown becoming darker with age. The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard When they are attached squarely and firmly to the stem they are said to be adnate. The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard Differs from […]
adnate condition. Historical Examples The huge size of some trees has been, in some cases, attributed to the adnation of different stems. Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters adnation, or Consolidation, is the union of the members of parts belonging to different circles of the flower . The Elements of Botany Asa Gray