avuncular

[ uh-vuhng-kyuh-ler ]SEE DEFINITION OF avuncular
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My secretary had been elevated to avuncular rank after a probation of just three hours.

The bitterness of the avuncular factions was now intensified.

I do not wish to speak of Jennie in a fatherly or avuncular manner.

You must write to me or I shall withdraw my avuncular relation to you.

She liked his avuncular, slightly quizzical attitude to them.

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

For those who, with Mller, suppose Hengest to be brother of Hnf, will have to admit the avuncular difficulty in him also.

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

It being time for all good little children to be in bed and asleep, Arthur was both at the moment of the avuncular visit.

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

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