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As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Whilst Whitacre never defined himself as an “ally,” this remains a cautionary tale of what not to do.
Gerald Ford and the swine flu pandemic that never happened in 1976 is a cautionary tale that government action can backfire.
Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The battle-scarred daytime TV vet agrees that Vieira could survive and even thrive, but offers a cautionary note.
Reverting for a moment to his former refuge, he observed a cautionary movement of her eyes towards the door.Hard Times|Charles Dickens
Rarely do we find a cheerful tale such as “The Cherry Orchard” in this cautionary style of toy-book.Forgotten Books of the American Nursery|Rosalie V. Halsey
And with the smile and the cautionary gesture of the true conspirator, he went away in the demi-light.The Moonlit Way|Robert W. Chambers
He had raised his voice here, but was checked by the unflinching eye and cautionary gesture of the woman before him.Gabriel Conroy|Bert Harte
Plodder's cautionary signal had been hoisted to some purpose after all.Campaigning with Crook and Stories of Army Life|Charles King