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  1. cautionary talenoun

    A story told in folklore to warn its hearer of a certain danger.

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  1. Cautionary tale

    A cautionary tale is a tale told in folklore, to warn its hearer of a danger. There are three essential parts to a cautionary tale, though they can be introduced in a large variety of ways. First, a taboo or prohibition is stated: some act, location, or thing is said to be dangerous. Then, the narrative itself is told: someone disregarded the warning and performed the forbidden act. Finally, the violator comes to an unpleasant fate, which is frequently related in expansive and grisly detail.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cautionary tale in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cautionary tale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of cautionary tale in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Marchese:

    Is there a cautionary tale here? Yes, it's a cautionary tale to everyone to be careful when you are using social media.

  2. Robert Long:

    This report provides a cautionary tale for people as they consider how to celebrate the winter holidays, the gatherings at the center of this outbreak occurred in a rural area that had seen almost no evidence of Covid-19.

  3. Jackie Chan:

    I hope that young people will see Jaycee as a cautionary tale and stay away from drugs, i failed to teach my son and I should also bear responsibility. Jaycee and I deeply bow in apology to society.

  4. Kent Ninomiya:

    He should just let it go, what’s done is done. He’s still going to be a very rich man. It’s a cautionary tale for everyone.

  5. Peter Kent:

    His ordeal is a cautionary tale to any investor who thinks the Cuban playing field is level.

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    a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
    • A. interrupt
    • B. refine
    • C. carry
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