1. a firm rebuke
  2. a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
  3. cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    his final word of advice was not to play with matches
    the warning was to beware of surprises
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How To Use monition In A Sentence

  • Leaving London they went to Paris, where they passed a few days, but soon grew weary of the place; and Lord Chetwynde, feeling a kind of languor, which seemed to him like a premonition of disease, he decided to go to Germany. The Cryptogram A Novel
  • So, while not disavowing the memo should your Democratic staff on the select committee be taking that as a straightforward admonition?
  • The draft reflects a similar innocence about how the media operate, while presuming to call shots and issue admonitions and injunctions in an often condescending way.
  • Some traditional interpreters see this as a stern admonition - this is a loose woman, and she had better change her ways.
  • ELLIS HIXOM, with charge to meet him at such a river though the Master knew well the Captain's toothpike: yet by reason of his admonition and caveat [warning] given him at parting, he (though he bewrayed no sign of distrusting the Cimaroon) yet stood as amazed, lest something had befallen our Captain otherwise than well. Sir Francis Drake Revived
  • We are fascinated by the idea of premonition, oracles and anything that would allow a sneak peak at the unknown. Buzzine » Joe Manganiello Interview
  • Serving as an admonition to all ladies and gentlewomen, not to mock or scorne gentlemen-Schollers, when they make meanes of love to them: Except they intend to seeke their owne shame, by disgracing them The Decameron
  • The form and content are as rigid and unchangeable as a Petrarchan sonnet or a Noh play, starting with a young person having a premonition of a catastrophic accident that saves the lives of a number of people, most of them from his own circle. Final Destination 5 – review
  • When, after a long wait, and little suspecting what was going to be said to me, I was received in audience, it appeared that I had been summoned to receive a polite but decided admonition against wounding the susceptibilities of my listeners by expressions which were not “good form,” and when I, unconscious of wrongdoing, asked which expression she alluded to, the unfortunate word “beslobber” was alleged; my young hearers were not Recollections Of My Childhood And Youth
  • Marriage is a very real commitment and is devoid of the romantic notions and premonitions we have about it, and that we carry before engagement.
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