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Any formal verbal statement made during a trial by a judge to advise and caution the jury on their duty as jurors, on the admissibility or nonadmissibility of evidence, or on the purpose for which any evidence admitted may be considered by them. A reprimand directed by the court to an attorney appearing before it cautioning the attorney about the unacceptability of his or her conduct before the court. If the attorney continues to act in the same way, ignoring the admonition, the judge will find him or her in Contempt of court, punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both. In criminal prosecution, before the court receives and records the plea of the accused, a statement made by a judge informing the accused on the effect and consequences of a plea of guilty to criminal charges.


noun admonishment, advance notice, advice, alarm, animadversion, caution, caveat, censure, commonition, contraindication, contrariety, contrary advice, counsel, dehortation, deprecation, dissuasion, exhortation, expostulation, foreboding, forewarning, hindrance, indication, instruction, intimidation, judicial reprimand, monition, notice, notification, object lesson, objection, protest, rebuke, reminder, remonstrance, reprimand, reprobation, reproof, signal, stricture, warning
See also: caution, caveat, charge, criticism, deterrence, deterrent, diatribe, direction, guidance, impeachment, monition, notice, objurgation, recommendation, remonstrance, reprimand, warning

ADMONITION. A reprimand from a judge to a person accused, on being discharged, warning him of the consequences of his conduct, and intimating to him, that should he be guilty of the same fault for which he has been admonished, he will be punished with greater severity. Merlin, Repert. h.t.
     2. The admonition was authorized by the civil law, as a species of punishment for slight misdemeanors. Vide Reprimand

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One day in the school's library, she comes across four books -- Ariel: Poems by Sylvia Plath , The Collected Poems of William Blake , The Collected Poems of D.
Like many artists of his generation, Jacoulet explored the uniqueness of the experience by capturing facets of maternity in the floating world, just as, in her own way, looking inward, Sylvia Plath examined changes in the context of a riddle.
As Janet Malcolm explains in her book, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and led Hughes, Plath before "she committed suicide, in February 1963, by putting her head in a gas oven as her two small children slept in a bedroom nearby" left for them "mugs of milk and a plate of bread" (7).
Let me confess right from the start that this is the book on Sylvia Plath I would have liked to have written.
He never spoke publicly about his grief for Sylvia Plath until the publication of Birthday Letters in 1998; his silence was seen as stoical by some, callous by others.
SAN FRANCISCO: Diane Middlebrook, a leading feminist scholar who wrote acclaimed biographies of poets Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath, died.
Ever since her death by suicide in February 1963, Sylvia Plath has been heralded as one of the great poets and authors of the 20th century.
This is the last day of my life," an anti-maudlin Sylvia Plath reminds us ad nauseam throughout the course of the solo show "Edge.
No doubt Sylvia Plath is the last person who'd wish her restrained, thesaurus-driven early poetry placed under scrutiny by today's critics.
Your own, Sylvia; a verse portrait of Sylvia Plath.
From profiles of ten talented but troubled individuals in the arts including Sylvia Plath, Judy Garland, Ernest Hemingway, Nijinsky, and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson (the only one still living), he concludes that: "We could all do with a little madness in our lives if that means greater spontaneity, constructive risk taking, and experimentation in the ways we do things.
She strikes me as being more like Sylvia Plath than Emily Dickinson and the fact that she is a feisty Red Head who is going somewhere shows in her work.