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  • n. Alternative form of granduncle.


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  • He is a grand-uncle of former Senator Sam Nunn D-Ga.

    Henry J. Stern: September Surprise?

  • Three of King's grandparents came from Ireland, but apart from a grand-uncle who fought for Irish independence in the early part of the last century, he was not from a family with any commitment to revolutionary politics in Ireland.

    Peter King, IRA supporter and enthusiastic counter-terrorism advocate

  • It concerns her grand-uncle or great-grand-uncle, I don't know which; and if there's anybody here can read Russian, why, it'll go into the details of that Siberian trip.

    CHAPTER 28

  • He made efforts to open Bahrain's economy through the Economic Development Board, which he controls, and clashed with his grand-uncle over issues like more liberal foreign worker policies.

    Bahrain Arrests Opposition Leaders

  • I visited my grand-uncle on his 99th birthday and took a printed photograph of his family.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • But this being Toobworld, where the wildest of coincidences are commonplace, I'd like to think that the outlaw Nate Phillips out West could have been either the grandfather or grand-uncle of the Nate Phillips back East.

    Archive 2009-03-22

  • It was in vain that his daughter said to him: “But he is your grandnephew, nevertheless,” — it turned out that M. Gillenormand, who was a grandfather to the very finger-tips, was not in the least a grand-uncle.

    Les Miserables

  • And yet the story of the day was Obama's grand-uncle, and the Gramm story never broke through the clutter (even on the Huffington Post).

    Mark Kleiman: Changing the Topic

  • By the same token, the flap about the fact that Barack Obama said his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz when in fact it was his grand-uncle who helped liberate Buchenwald was obviously trivial, and I doubt that anyone really became less interested in voting for Obama as a result of it.

    Mark Kleiman: Changing the Topic

  • At length he summed up his books, washed his hands of commerce, and retired to Nettlewood, to become a gentleman; and here my much respected grand-uncle was seized with the rage of making himself a man of consequence.

    Saint Ronan's Well


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