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(7) Admonishment. An admonishment for minor misconduct is the lowest form of discipline.
Scattered throughout are questions, threats, admonishments, and bits of offhand advice to the viewer, especially to one in search of meaning: THERE IS NO NEWS, SO YOU HAD BETTER CRAVE SOMETHING ELSE; WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY TO ME?
Received three separate admonishments from the House Ethics Committee for bribing a House Republican for a vote, using Homeland Security resources to track the movement of Texas House Democrats during a redistricting battle, and encouraging a Kansas energy company to believe that a donation to his PAC would get it "a seat at the table" where the energy bill would be written.
He notes problems such as jacking up recovery amounts, errors in arithmetic, defective supporting affidavits, incorrect information regarding the apprehensions, and using the wrong state statute to justify trespass admonishments. How such problems escaped loss prevention management is beyond me.
After all John's exhortations, warnings, and admonishments, Luke summarizes it by saying that "with many exhortations, he proclaimed the good news to the people." Do John's words sound like gospel to you?
In addition, it would expand existing automatic provisions to include admonishments, censures and any other disciplinary sanctions meted out by state boards of accountancy (currently, the provisions permit automatic action only when a state board terminates or suspends a member's CPA license or permit to practice).
Corridors that have known the laughter, fun and intrigue, the celebrations and admonishments that are part of the everyday life of a normal school, will be lost forever in the crashing bricks and rising dust.
She ignored my admonishments to get up and find Pete.
The municipal government suspended Mitsuhiro Bungyoku, the head of the organizing group for the fireworks show, from duty for one month and imposed pay cuts and light admonishments on others.
When the situation gets too hot to handle, the Naylors keep everyone in check with their neck-rolling, sistah-girl admonishments. In all, Sittin' in the Front Pew is a colorful farewell to a loving man who strived to do right by everyone.
Action # of Cases New files opened 196 Closed - no action 53 Closed - member resigned, dues 13 - not published Educational guidance 37 Educational alternatives completed 2 Notice of E.R.5-2 violation 16 Admonishments 7 Reprimands 5 Terminated for dues - published 2 Censures 1 Expulsions 1
We will survive uncounted admonishments from newspaper columnists, television pundits, and, yes, even spiritual leaders, against succumbing to Christmas consumerism.