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  • n. Plural form of nephew.


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  • My future and that of my heirs, nieces and nephews is at stake.

    Clinton: 'I've never given up on you'

  • Another one of our nephews is one of the highest paid engineers at Pemex.

    Toilet Paper

  • A pair of toughs whom he called nephews, though they resembled him not in the least, helped bring the chest to the cellar and stow it behind a false panel.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • She particularizes all her grand-children, whom, in the language then used, she calls nephews and nieces.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Towards the poor, whom he called his nephews, he was extremely charitable; he turned part of the Lateran into a hospital for the needy, erected numerous charitable and educational institutions, and completed the large court-house "Curia

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • (The Doctor to Mr. Tipper.) — Every boy in the school loves them, my dear sir; your nephews are a credit to my establishment.

    Dr. Birch and his young friends

  • It was during this -- during this period when the papacy became a very powerful and wealthy institution that popes coming into office typically gathered their relatives around them and very often made nephews, or illegitimate children described as nephews, into cardinals or bishops or other high church officials.

    In Praise of Nepotism: A Natural History

  • And Tobit lived after he had received his sight forty-two years, and saw the sons of his nephews, that is, the sons of the sons of his son young Tobias.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 2

  • I constantly found swarms of children about the Lamaseries, who were invariably called nephews and nieces.

    Himalayan Journals — Complete

  • When we consider, also, the significant allusion [229] to the young folks whom the bishops called their nephews, we cease to wonder at their lenient dealing with the poor priests who had sunk under the temptations of frail humanity; and still less can we wonder at the rough handling which was soon found necessary to bring back these high dignitaries to a better mind.

    The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)


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