from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an admonitory manner; with warning or reproof.


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  • Todd's hand twitched in his and Ken suppressed the inclination to squeeze it admonitorily.

    Decision at Doona

  • But the gods would not suffer (Pothinus coughs admonitorily) -- the gods -- the gods would not suffer --

    Caesar and Cleopatra

  • "You ought to think yourself jolly lucky," he said, wagging his head admonitorily at his aunt.

    The Borough Treasurer

  • The Major then added, repeating the air-sawing action of his forefinger admonitorily, "But mind you, _I_ say nothin '.

    Somehow Good


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