EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WARNED
When large shipments of gold were to be made, for instance, he was often warned beforehand.
I think I should have warned you of that before you took the room.
But that night the camp was warned that an attack was probable.
Maria had warned her not to waken her grandfather, so she admired it in whispers.
Her fears had been solely for my safety, and she had warned me!
She would have, he warned her, to be very nice to his political friends.
Don't forget I've warned you what'll happen if you try to break even with me.
I warned you how it would be,—your own selfishness will betray and ruin you.
Peppajee kept on his trail till he got that snake bite, and he warned me a plenty.
The aunt warned me; that Conway woman warned me; the Jasmine Lady warned me.
Old English warnian "to give notice of impending danger," also intransitive, "to take heed," from West Germanic *warnojanan (cf. Old Norse varna "to admonish," Old High German warnon "to take heed," German warnen "to warn"); related to Old English wær "aware, cautious" (see wary). Related: Warned; warning.