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1) avuncular. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...senses meaning kind, indulgent, undemanding, sexless : His treatment of her was more avuncular than amorous. It s perhaps a cliché in its most frequent company, avuncular...

2) avuncular. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Regarded as characteristic of an uncle, especially in benevolence or tolerance. From Latin avunculus, maternal uncle. See awo- in Appendix I....

3) aunt. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...New England Regional Dialect it sounds like AHNT. Both are Standard. For an adjective, see AVUNCULAR. 1...

4) Genscher, Hans Dietrich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...posts, playing a leading role in negotiating German reunification in 1990. Known for his avuncular and unassuming manner, he was the chief architect of a European...

5) XII. On Style. Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur. 1916. On the Art of Writing
...winding up and telling how everybody lived ever after, he (so to speak) slid you off his avuncular knee with a blessing and the remark that nine o clock was striking...

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