Cautionary in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Cautionary

something that serves as a warning to others

Examples of Cautionary in a sentence

My brother’s foolishness while driving his go cart served as a cautionary tale to anyone that didn’t want to end up in a similar wreck.  🔊

You can often look at the mistakes of other people and use them as a cautionary tale to avoid those mistakes in your own life.  🔊

Signs on the road serve a cautionary purpose, telling you the safest speed to go and what dangers may be approaching on the road.  🔊

My mother loves to give me a cautionary tale whenever I want to do something rash, though I’m not sure if she makes those stories up or if they really happened.  🔊

A cautionary tale is often a story of something bad that happened to someone else so you don’t have the same thing happen to you.  🔊

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