So the instruments were tuned and the comminatory verses sung.
This order not being obeyed, on the 15th of December he expedited a second brief, which was comminatory.
Its tone is comminatory throughout; nowhere do we hear, as in other prophecies, the promise of pardon in return for penitence.
Comminatory and exhortatory cautions not to soil, spoil, or tear books and MSS.
It suggests also that Wellington, like my young aviator, was unconscious of his own comminatory speech.
The willing listeners never seem to have expressed disgust at the comminatory performance.
Wherever they meet with opposition they at once resort to comminatory messages.