Definitions

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  • v. To warn of something in advance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To forewarn; to admonish beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To forewarn; caution beforehand; notify previously.
  • To give warning or advice beforehand; forebode.

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Examples

  • Did it premonish the passing away of old things, and herald the birth of a new order and a new social state? or did the trouble spring from innate madness in the "younger strengths" which were trying to overthrow the world's kingdoms?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • As by this fable of the birdes neste, he pretily and aptly doth premonish that hope and confidence of thinges attempted by man, ought to be fixed and trusted in none other but in him selfe.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Not to dally longer with the sympathies of our readers, we think it right to premonish them that we are composing an epicedium upon no less distinguished a personage than the Lottery, whose last breath, after many penultimate puffs, has been sobbed forth by sorrowing contractors, as if the world itself were about to be converted into a blank.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • [Birds generally act as weather-prophets.] ` ` In Australia and Samoa the kangaroo, the crow and the owl premonish their fellow clansmen of events to come.

    Pagan and Christian Creeds: Their Origin and Meaning

  • ` ` 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: ---

    The Waverley

  • ` ` I would premonish you, as a friend, to trace out a sconce upon that round hill, with a good graffe, or ditch, whilk may be easily accomplished by compelling the labour of the boors in the vicinity; it being the custom of the valorous

    A Legend of Montrose

  • '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

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • '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: --

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • This is what I thought fit to premonish concerning the gathering of the leaves of this tree for silk-worms, as I find it in _Monsieur_

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • Fitted this point, we obtain to premonish, that you shouldn't purchase wellbutrin without prescription if you are not showily known to each other with medication's specifications.

    Article directories Celibataire Urbaine

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