Origin of admonitory
Examples from the Web for admonitory
Fortunately his elder sister perceives the cause of the agitation in Mrs. Bagnet's breast and with an admonitory poke recalls him.Bleak House|Charles Dickens
The language of the dying woman was kind and free from reproach, but it was solemn and admonitory.The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas|James Fenimore Cooper
Of course, you've kept the intervening air quivering with your admonitory wirelesses!Jane Journeys On|Ruth Comfort Mitchell
Mr. Wapshott, still swaying by the poop rail, lifted and wagged an admonitory forefinger.The Mayor of Troy|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He had slid out of his chair and was now holding an admonitory finger up to Hatfield's face.The Red Debt|Everett MacDonald
1590s, from Late Latin admonitorius, from Latin admonitus, past participle of admonere (see admonish).