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warning

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

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Warning

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]
cock
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]
Laocoön
Trojan priest warns citizens not to accept wooden horse. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
Olivant
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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(DOCTOR shakes his head at him, warningly, and leaves.) Don't fret, Your daddy's here.
"To show my good faith, I'll even let you carry the unicorn, but ..." He trailed off warningly.
At one of these Sir Howard Davies, chairman of the British Financial Services Authority, spoke warningly about `business ethics' in the wake of the American corporate scandals.
"Rocky," said Forrest warningly. "This woman isn't having your baby."
"Leaves of three," he said warningly. "Leave it be.
Lyman Beecher, when he was going to preach,' and she held up her forefinger warningly. It was easy to see that the spirit of the old preacher was revived in her veins." See Annie Fields, Life and Letters of Harriet Beecher Stowe (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1898), 345.