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(of the coloration of certain distasteful or poisonous animals) having conspicuous markings, which predators recognize and learn to avoid; aposematic

What does it mean when you dream about a warning?

A warning in a dream is often a warning about something in our everyday life, though it could also be an unwarranted feeling of alarm. Alternatively, a dream warning could be a message that something in our life needs attention.


Canterbury bells
fairies’ church bells; relied on for vigilance. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 167]
Capitoline geese
squawked obstreperously at sight of invader mounting rampart. [Rom. Hist.: Benét, 166]
crows at trespassers; morning call routs evil spirits. [Folklore: White, 150; Mercatante, 173–175]
crow’s cry
warning of death or illness. [Western Folklore: Jobes, 388]
fiery cross
traditional Highlands call to arms. [Scot. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 324–325]
Trojan priest warns citizens not to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Roland’s ivory horn; sounded to summon Charlemagne. [Fr. Lit.: The Song of Roland]
Revere, Paul
(1735–1818) famous American patriot who warned, “The British are coming” (1775). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 425–426]
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The state's requirements may be similar to, but are not always identical to, federal WARN requirements.
I warn you not to go into the streets alone after dark or into the streets in large crowds of protest in the light.
He went on (and trade unions please note): "I warn you that you will be quiet - when the curfew of fear and the gibbet of unemployment make you obedient.
69] Initially, Dorris and his wife, novelist Louise Erdrich, enlisted in the crusade to warn and demonstrated all the fervor of new converts.
82] Yet he wavered between wanting to warn women and wanting to criminalize those who did not listen.
Brown rejected only absolute liability -- liability for failure to warn of a risk a manufacturer could not have known.
Brown adopted the standard articulated in comment k of the Restatement (Second) of Torts [sections] 402A, but this standard does not limit a failure to warn claim to negligence.
Warns said inadequate pricing is just one of investors' many concerns:
Warns said insurers should consider replacing 30-year-old legacy processing systems and adopt an "investment instead of maintenance" attitude.