But Mr. Motley comes in for his share of animadversion in Mr. Davis's letter.
I did not wish to carry with me the animadversion of anybody.
Here churning is a mistake; we are sorry to begin with an animadversion, but the word should be churring.
However absurd these may be, they are not for our purpose proper subjects of animadversion.
The various objects of animadversion are painted in the strongest colours, and placed in the most conspicuous points of view.
He selects six of these opinions as specially deserving of animadversion.
I have carefully abstained from casting a single reflection or animadversion of my own.
Yet for a time his speculations attracted little attention and no animadversion.
To experience, also, we may ascribe Stephens's animadversion regarding friendship.
animadversion is censure of a high, authoritative, and somewhat formal kind.
attention, perception; conscious mental observation
Latin animadvertere 'to turn the mind to'
1590s, "criticism, blame," also sometimes in early use simply "notice, attention" (now obsolete), from Latin animadversionem (nominative animadversio) "investigation, inquiry; perception, observation," noun of action from past participle stem of animadverte "to take cognizance of," literally "to turn the mind to," from animum, accusative of animus "mind" (see animus), + advertere "to turn to" (see advertise). The sense of "to take notice of as a fault" was in Latin; in fact animadverto at times was a euphemism for "to punish with death."