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  • adverb In an avuncular way.

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Examples

  • “What I hear you saying, my dear,” Aaron began avuncularly.

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  • With one thick arm around my shoulder and the other making a suggestive gutting motion with the knife, he kindly and very avuncularly informed me that I better be good to his niece.

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  • With one thick arm around my shoulder and the other making a suggestive gutting motion with the knife, he kindly and very avuncularly informed me that I better be good to his niece.

    We're home!

  • That is, the dwarf was silent but a sight to marvel at, while the sword told of battles, answered questions in excruciating detail, and harrumped avuncularly at exclamations.

    Operation Luna

  • Nathan interrupted, sounding avuncularly pleased with himself.

    Dreaming of the Bones

  • Silently pointing to panelled and polished double-doors ahead, he gave me an encouraging pat on the shoulder and left me, rather in the manner of a colonel avuncularly sending a rookie into his first battle.

    Decider

  • Calmly, patiently, even avuncularly in "After the Hangover," I quote the obituaries for conservatism, pausing to note the obvious: The conservative corpse has arisen again.

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  • Calmly, patiently, even avuncularly in "After the Hangover," I quote the obituaries for conservatism, pausing to note the obvious: The conservative corpse has arisen again.

    The Washington Times stories: Latest Headlines

  • "You're giving birth," says the public relations maven avuncularly, "Don't force it.

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