He made an admonishing speech to Wall Street last week, but it was a day late and a trillion dollars short.
Still I know that newly engaged girls and brides have to listen to a lot of admonishing from their female relatives.
Sterne is admonishing a young friend as to his manners in society: "You are in love," he says.
Despard looked up and shook an admonishing finger at his acclaimer.
He met their anxious, admonishing glances, unable to interpret them.
The Marquise held up an admonishing finger and glanced towards the door.
Sometimes Jukes would break in, admonishing hastily: "Look out, sir!"
I am sure, Mr. Linden, that the moralist is right in admonishing us to prefer the gold to the tinsel.
She swept an admonishing glance towards the others as she did so.
Jerry nodded an admonishing head in the direction from whence the musical sounds had come.
mid-14c., amonesten "remind, urge, exhort, warn, give warning," from Old French amonester (12c.) "urge, encourage, warn," from Vulgar Latin *admonestare, from Latin admonere "bring to mind, remind, suggest;" also "warn, advise, urge," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + monere "advise, warn" (see monitor (n.)).
The -d- was restored on Latin model. The ending was influenced by words in -ish (e.g. astonish, abolish). Related: Admonished; admonishing.