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avuncular
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Catch-22
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  • ’Keep still, idiot,’ Yossarian advised Clevinger avuncularly.

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  • He cultivates an avuncular image, but is ruthless as a shark.
  • Arthur Burns was an avuncular, pipe-smoking scholar.
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence

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