Thesaurus / avuncular
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I shall not need Terence or Juvenal till we come back, and I'll leave them in the avuncular hands till then.'

Lord KilgobbinCharles Lever

Such was the artful scheme by which the tyrant originally got possession of the subsequent victim of avuncular cruelty.

The Comic History Of EnglandGilbert Abbott A'Beckett

Flora lingering at her avuncular pleasures, she herself went to the closet and took down a dress.

V. V.'s EyesHenry Sydnor Harrison

My secretary had been elevated to avuncular rank after a probation of just three hours.

Her mahogany was avuncular; her china remotely ancestral; her feather beds and her bedsteads!

Let us whisper it: Did he inherit the avuncular tendency to obesity?

The two young Amzis and little Susan greeted him effusively and he yielded himself with avuncular meekness to their embraces.

Otherwise PhyllisMeredith Nicholson

In my avuncular capacity I had ventured to say something intended to be arch with regard to those letters.

Kitty's ConquestCharles King

James Ollerenshaw did his avuncular duty by formally and grimly protesting against the marriage.

The bitterness of the avuncular factions was now intensified.

WORDS RELATED TO AVUNCULAR

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.