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Friday, May 06, 2011

Definitions for premonish

  1. To warn beforehand.

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Citations for premonish
"That would be a terribly long story," Susanna premonished him, shaking her head. Basil Davenport, The Portable Roman Reader
"If you have any design upon the heart of a bonny Scotch lassie, I would premonish you, when you address her, to remember and quote the words of Virgilius." Sir Walter Scott, Waverley, or 'Tis Sixty Years Since
Origin of premonish
1520-1530
Premonish originates in the 1500s, a combination of the English prefix pre-, "before," and admonish.