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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUMS

Small daughter (tearfully): "Oh, Mums, I do so want to give this worm to my hen."

Mums doesn't like it, of course, but she's had to give in, and they'll be married in a year.

Only fancy, Mums and Daddy wanted the Count to have him killed!

I wonder, mums, if you would write something on a piece of paper for me.

Mums flew to the instrument, tearfully drawing on her gloves.

The news should be sprung on Mums at the last moment, when everything was "fixed up."

The question asked itself, out of the turmoil that was Mums' mind.

What Mums felt was, that she couldn't have resisted him, at her daughter's age.

We never expected it would come to that with me, did we, Mums?

Mums was not as calm about the future as she had tried to make her "dear boy" think!