- v. present participle of admonish.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. expressing adverse criticism as a corrective.
- adj. expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
“I agreed with de La Sablière on a phrase admonishing “concerned states and other parties,” an unfortunately typical example of UN-speak, but one that we could say made clear that Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah were all covered.”
“The Justice Department's Inspector General report released this week pulled few punches in admonishing the FBI for targeting anti-war groups and advocacy organizations with no apparent justification, and for placing non-violent activists in those groups on terrorist watch lists.”
“On leadership From time to time, someone writes in admonishing our team ...”
“From time to time, someone writes in admonishing our team to “stick to abortion.””
“The clips are accompanied by commentary, often in English, admonishing Iraqis to "focus your utmost rage against the occupation.”
“One of their proposed changes would ...... essentially negate a general rule of conduct that the ethics committee has often cited in admonishing lawmakers -- including Majority Leader Tom DeLay -- for bringing discredit on the House even if their behavior was not covered by a specific regulation.”
“Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments employed by the Deity in admonishing us to avoid any mode of conduct which is not suited to our being, and will consequently injure our happiness.”
“He wanted to say something but somehow the idea of admonishing an otter about a ribald remark upset him.”
“The stereo-panning break, complete with an emergency Japanese broadcast warning of Godzilla's imminent approach, and the lyrical tag admonishing man to treat nature with respect lest they wish to deal with the unpleasant consequences are indicative of BOC's ability to constantly provide the listener with subtle, but recognizable, additions to the audio landscape while the emphasis of the main idea remains at the forefront.”
“I don’t recall her admonishing John Kerry during his campaign when he insinuated that only losers join the military.”
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