Learn English Grammar From A–Z
- ‘Ah, ah, ah,’ Vic said, shaking an admonitory finger at him.
- Etskae shook his head, and waved an admonitory finger.
- But when you ask for it back, don't be surprised to get an admonitory finger-wagging about being over-fixated on money and wealth, when you really should be thinking more about wellbeing and the work-life balance.
- Slate has picked it up, and I read also (some months after the fact) the admonitory article in the Chronicle on this subject some months ago.
- But you can't really tell the animal off; it's in a cat's nature after all, and they wouldn't understand an admonitory tap on the nose.
- But I suspect other biographers write about lives they consider to be exemplary or admonitory.
- Whether or not this little tale is true, it does pack an admonitory sting in its tale.
- Back at my apartment I found an admonitory email from Doug, the CEO. ‘Hi Peter,’ it said. ‘Hope you have incorporated what you learned the other day into your lifestyle.’
- His commentary is inevitably wise and slightly admonitory in tone, as if he cannot bear a mistake he picks out of a fighter's performance: ‘He carried his right hand too low and he's going to suffer for it.’
- Here, the resulting distortions have become so embarrassing that the sub-entries have recently been left blank, with an admonitory footnote to the effect that the omission arises because the numbers are not to be trusted!
- ‘I'll laugh when that thing stops in the middle of the road in the rain,’ I joked in an admonitory tone.
- And after the trauma of so many admonitory sermons on the sins of his late father, he never thereafter regarded Scottish Presbyterianism as a fit religion for a gentleman.
- Sandra Gilbert, past president of the MLA, is both funny and wisely admonitory.
- There is something a little admonitory - even, perhaps, retaliatory - about such a response.
- The report's tone is admonitory, its assertions sweeping.
- Venner was only slightly less admonitory.
- Em asked curiously, not at all affected by his admonitory expression.
- Junichi watched as Murasaki chided her master with a grim expression on her face and her tone was gently admonitory.
- The discourses of Jesus on the subject appear to be admonitory rather than predictive.
- Her words were admonitory, but there was a smile in her voice and a laugh in her eyes.