Noun Admonishing Definition and Examples







Reprimand firmly.
  1. 'It is important that you don't chastise or admonish yourself for your feelings.'
  2. 'When there were no more bottles to be thrown, laughter echoed on West 107th Street, along with the sounds of dog owners admonishing their pets to be quiet and get back to sleep.'
  3. 'When they reached the Squad's room, they all turned to either glare at or admonish Vi.'
  4. 'CNN recently showed a chaplain admonishing the people assembled before him: Pray not only for yourself, he told them, but for your enemies as well.'
  5. 'He admonished them for stealing and told them it was a great sin to steal apples from his orchard.'
  6. 'When Stephen King won the National Book Award he used the opportunity to admonish critics for not reading more John Grisham.'
  7. 'Now a television pundit, the player was admonished by his team manager, after he had criticised his team-mates.'
  8. 'In an editorial statement in ‘Asian Voice’ Mr Patel admonishes Mr Livingstone for ignoring non-English language media in the publishing section.'
  9. 'From government-supported advice guides to the problem pages of women's magazines, our culture persistently admonishes us to leave romance to the novels, and to ‘be realistic’ in our dealings with our chosen life partner.'
  10. 'They thrust them on me, admonishing me to be sure to boil them well before eating, as they were rock hard.'
  11. 'The girl pushed them away, and Gwen admonished her to eat.'
  12. 'And Lloyd Best in rebuttal admonished us never to be ‘cautious’ about criticising leadership.'
  13. '‘Keep in touch,’ old Mataji admonishes me, at odd hours of the day and night.'
  14. 'Sports writers have filled countless lines of copy answering questions like these by admonishing the team to work harder.'
  15. 'In addition, clients are admonished to drink at least two quarts of water each day to help cleanse the body of toxins associated with weight loss and exercise.'
  16. 'And those who are admonishing us to harden up, toughen up, I think we need to listen to that.'
  17. 'He claims to be a compassionate, caring man, often admonishing people to ‘love your neighbor like you would love to be loved yourself.’'
  18. 'But doctors are admonished to prescribe this pain reliever only with the utmost caution for a patient with limited kidney function.'
  19. 'he admonished the people against the evil of such practices'
  20. 'Each of the moral rules admonishes us to avoid causing a harm…'
((p. pr. & vb. n.) of Admonish)

Middle English amonest ‘urge, exhort’, from Old French amonester, based on Latin admonere ‘urge by warning’. Later, the final -t of amonest was taken to indicate the past tense, and the present tense changed on the pattern of verbs such as abolish; the prefix became ad- in the 16th century by association with the Latin form.

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