an act of admonishing.
counsel, advice, or caution.
a gentle reproof.
a warning or reproof given by an ecclesiastical authority.
- Also ad·mon·ish·ment [ad-mon-ish-muhnt] /ædˈmɒn ɪʃ mənt/ .
- pre·ad·mo·ni·tion, noun
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How to use admonition in a sentence
Despite all the admonitions to clean their plates, American consumers produce a huge amount of food waste.
Despite admonitions from the chair, the audience frequently laughed, hissed and cheered the proceedings.Rob Ford, Crack Smoking Mayor, Remains Defiant in Confrontation with Toronto City Council | Ben Jacobs | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
They risked, and duly received, the admonitions of the Islamic and nationalist political opposition at home.Where Dayan Goes Wrong on the Arab Peace Initiative | Avishay Ben-Sasson | May 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inc. magazine has its own three tips, including the admonitions “listen well” and “focus on action.”Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus, and the Mentoring Scam | Michael Moynihan | November 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As the debate barreled along, Crowley offered such admonitions as “Governor Romney, can you make it short?”Candy Crowley Injects Herself Into the Presidential Debate | Lauren Ashburn | October 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pulpits sounded with theological arguments where admonitions were urgently needed.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
She had whispered to him an hundred sweet admonitions that dear, bright night he was last at Cefalu.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The result might easily have been foreseen and doubtless was predicted by patriots whose admonitions have not come down to us.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
It was the Judge who was now docile, and even admiringly obedient to all Ruth's wifely advices and admonitions.The Man Between | Amelia E. Barr
It seems to me that a transposition, vice vers, of the admonitions would be equally salutary and just.George Eliot's Life, Vol. I (of 3) | George Eliot