uncle

[ US /ˈəŋkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ˈʌŋkə‍l/ ]
NOUN
  1. the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
  2. a source of help and advice and encouragement
    he played uncle to lonely students
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How To Use uncle In A Sentence

  • Elisabeth found herself with a straggle of colonists in a mosquito-ridden, uncleared jungle where sandflies bored into the skin of the feet and the clay soil was so intractable that nothing would grow.
  • A favorite uncle provided pointers on pugilistic defenses against bullies - namely her father, who was the first regular bully in her life.
  • Not lords nor proletariats nor bishops nor husbands nor co-respondents nor virgins nor adultresses nor uncles nor noses. Touch and Go
  • He did miss the second part where you then point at the mess and the recipient is unclean. Think Progress » Bush wipes his hand on Clinton’s shirt after shaking hands with Haitian residents.
  • We want to hose someone with verbiage until they yell uncle.
  • His great-uncle started the business in the mid-19th century when he moved to Bradford from Turkey to trade in opium for the pharmaceutical trade, wheat, barley, fur and mohair.
  • How that rule would apply to those currently incarcerated is unclear, but in any event, the benefits of this ethically questionable legislation would arguably be minimal. News Item
  • Through the open doorway, he heard the voice of Aline Fulke but her words were unclear.
  • 'When I was a little girl I used to slip away from my nurse, climb to the top of my uncle's keep and sit in the crenel spaces. The Falcons of Montabard
  • Unless a member of the Vanguard or the Scarlet Scholars (both groups paying attention to what most consider obscure and nigh-useless knowledge), even most paranormal agents active today have only heard of the Bleak Baron Frederick or his granduncle Wolfgang and their works on fighting monsters. The Codex Continual » The Von Baurs
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