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  • GUIL: Not exactly fraternal PLAYER: Not exactly avuncular, as time goes on.†   (source)
  • Ezra delivered his speech in his slow, avuncular manner.†   (source)
  • Arthur Burns was an avuncular, pipe-smoking scholar.   (source)
  • Uncle Enzo is standing there, not exactly smiling, an avuncular glint in his eye for sure, not posing like a model but standing there like your uncle would, and it says The Mafia you've got a friend in The Family! paid for by the Our Thing Foundation The bifiboard serves as the Deliverator's polestar.†   (source)
  • He looked up at her in surprise and then assumed an avuncular tone: "Well, young lady, do your parents know that you're thinking of moving away from home?"†   (source)
  • They alone were deaf to that persistent voice, now grumbling, now patronizing, now domineering, now grieved, now shocked, now angry, now avuncular, that voice which cannot let women alone, but must be at them, like some too-conscientious governess, adjuring them, like Sir Egerton Brydges, to be refined; dragging even into the criticism of poetry criticism of sex; [*1] admonishing them, if they would be good and win, as I suppose, some shiny prize, to keep within certain limits which…†   (source)
  • Avuncular's got my timepiece.†   (source)
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