Definition of 'cautionary'
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The story ended on a cautionary note. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Perhaps my books should be read as cautionary tales. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet this is not the basic lesson of this cautionary tale. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)But one or two expert witnesses sounded cautionary notes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was a tragic accident and very sad and should serve as a cautionary tale. The Sun (2008)But a cautionary note must be sounded. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But there is a cautionary tale in their own history. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The episode has proved to be a cautionary lesson in the rapid pace at which the digital media world can change. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She said the study was a cautionary message for those who thought they could change their friends or partners and find happiness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Let's take that as a cautionary lesson for ourselves. Christianity Today (2000)Perhaps the cautionary tale of Socks the cat will make a difference. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was despite stark cautionary notes struck by the Close well in advance of the peak. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Let that be a cautionary tale for those on half-term escapes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is a cautionary tale, but is anyone in football listening? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Within four years their winnings were all but gone and their lives were fast becoming a cautionary lesson in the hazards of sudden wealth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A cautionary note should be made here. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)He said: 'My story is a cautionary tale. The Sun (2010)
Trends of 'cautionary'
Used Occasionally. cautionary is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'cautionary'
British English: cautionary ADJECTIVE
A cautionary story or a cautionary note to a story is one that is intended to give a warning to people.
This has become a cautionary tale of the pitfalls of international mergers and acquisitions.
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