The boys possessed two uncles, one on each side of the house.
Your father and uncles would have no patience were he to come.
If you have any favour to hope for, it must be from the mediation of your uncles.
But your father has given his sanction to your brother's dislikes, your uncles', and every body's!
My father and both my uncles were there; so were my mother and sister.
And again: 'That if you have any favour to hope for, it must be by the mediation of your uncles.'
I now send you copies of my letters to my uncles: with their answers.
You can do more than any body to reconcile my parents and uncles to me.
And how was this to be done, after such a declaration from both my uncles?
He had read the story to his uncles, after the shop was closed.