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Animadversion meaning

animadversion - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act or power of perceiving or taking notice; direct or simple perception.
  2. 2. Monition; warning.
  3. 3. Remarks by way of criticism and usually of censure; adverse criticism; reproof; blame.
  4. 4. Judicial cognizance of an offense; chastisement; punishment.
  5. 5. Censure; criticism; reproof.
  6. 6. Criticism; censure.

animadversion - examples of usage

  1. This unjust sentence created wide- spread indignation among all right- thinking people, especially as it followed a message of the lieutenant- governor to the legislature, that he did not feel justified in extending the grants of land, made to actors in the war of 1812- 15, to " any of the inhabitants who composed the late convention of delegates, the proceedings of which were very properly subjected to your very severe animadversion" This undoubtedly illegal action of the lieutenant- governor only escaped the censure of the assembly by the casting vote of the speaker, but was naturally justified in the legislative council where Chief Justice Powell presided. - "Canada under British Rule 1760-1900", John G. Bourinot.
  2. The object that called forth this animadversion, and broke a delightful day- dream that Mary was indulging in, now appeared in sight, having hitherto been hidden by a thick clump of trees, that bounded the ocean prospect towards the right. - "An Old Sailor's Yarns", Nathaniel Ames.
  3. The author himself did not escape animadversion, and was represented in a newspaper as a brutal mad- doctor using a whip upon an unfortunate patient " in an institution of which better things might have been expected." - "Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles", Daniel Hack Tuke.
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