Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • By way of admonition; in an admonishing manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an admonishing manner.

Etymologies

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admonishing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • I have lots of excuses but the last time we went she said, admonishingly "I thought you had forgotten me!"

    OLD friends

  • I have lots of excuses but the last time we went she said, admonishingly "I thought you had forgotten me!"

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Peter looked admonishingly towards Elspeth, prompting Teddy to cease.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Peter looked admonishingly towards Elspeth, prompting Teddy to cease.

    Boiling a Frog

  • Peter looked admonishingly towards Elspeth, prompting Teddy to cease.

    Boiling a frog

  • "Then perhaps the experience has taught you a lesson, my lord," she teased, poking admonishingly at his chin.

    The Outrageous Dowager

  • Back in the boat, slipping the line from the piling, Crossett said admonishingly, "You shouldn't do that."

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • Back in the boat, slipping the line from the piling, Crossett said admonishingly, "You shouldn't do that."

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • The Citizen waggled a finger at him admonishingly, smil - ing, and Stile suddenly found himself liking this expressive man.

    Blue Adept

  • " "Mother," Rachael said admonishingly, "we weren't sent here to study whales.

    Cachalot

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