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  • a  resembling a uncle in kindness or indulgence
  • a  being or relating to an uncle

  • When he wanted to invest heavily in a startup the broker gave him some avuncular advice and restrained him from doing so.
  • First there was the Ron Paul revolution, in which an avuncular 10-term Representative from Brazoria County, Texas, raised more than $34 million as a pseudo-Republican candidate .
  • Uncle Walt actually didn't have an avuncular bone in his body.

  • John Howard in Forbes
    Joe's a good media performer, he's an avuncular sort of bloke,Howard said. "Kevin has done a splendid job ...... but I think now Joe's particular talents in that area will be very good."
  • Sam Brownback in Washington Post
    Reagan just always presented things nicely,Brownback said. "He was avuncular. He was pleasant about it. I think we have to be happy conservatives. I don't know that I get that done all the time, but I do try to do that."
  • George HW Bush in San Jose Mercury News
    Former President George HW Bush recalled Ford as "a Norman Rockwell painting come to life, an avuncular figure quick to smile, frequently with a pipe in his mouth," and someone with "a heart as big and open as the Midwest plains on which he...

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