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Avuncular   /əvˈəŋkjələr/   Listen

Resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence.
Being or relating to an uncle.

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"Avuncular" Quotes from Famous Books

... very quiet and abstracted. He did not romp with his little nephews, and only smiled when Harrie teased him for this unusual omission of avuncular privilege. Once, Agatha saw him sitting with the youngest little girl fast asleep against his shoulder, he looking over her baby-curls with a pensive, troubled eye, an eye which seemed gazing into the future to find there—nothing! A strange thrill ...
— Agatha's Husband - A Novel • Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)

... and the organic changes are very complicated. As I know, however, you attach value to the effect you produce in that coat, I'll go and recover it. I shall not need Terence or Juvenal till we come back, and I'll leave them in the avuncular hands till then.' ...
— Lord Kilgobbin • Charles Lever

Words linked to "Avuncular" :   uncle

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