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Giving or serving as a warning.‘the chill, monitory wail of an air-raid siren’
serving as a deterrentView synonyms
- ‘One of South Africa's leading vehicle tracking companies with Namibia's largest and technically most advanced alarm monitory and response company.’
- ‘The study of history, Carlyle insists, is monitory.’
- ‘A new liberty will arise, so the monitory promise goes, not in any freedom from constraints too subtle for the hungry to perceive, but in class consciousness.’
- ‘O'Harra blew into his great, silver monitory horn, and it was a sound of relatively high pitch that all those in Stanton knew well to be wary of.’
- ‘Oliver Twist draws most overtly on the model of the didactic tracts by providing negative monitory examples.’
(in church use) a letter of admonition from the Pope or a bishop.
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