aunt


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Synonyms for aunt

the sister of your father or mother

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On this piece of carpeting Aunt Chloe took her stand, as being decidedly in the upper walks of life; and it and the bed by which it lay, and the whole corner, in fact, were treated with distinguished consideration, and made, so far as possible, sacred from the marauding inroads and desecrations of little folks.
I mean every word I SAY, Aunt Sally, and if some- body don't go, I'LL go.
He said to himself that he would not speak a word, even when his aunt came in, but would sit per- fectly still till she asked who did the mischief; and then he would tell, and there would be nothing so good in the world as to see that pet model "catch it.
Well," he says, "I'm right down sorry, Aunt Polly, but I reckon I got to be excused--for the present.
Dear John,--You remember when we tide the new dog in the barn how he bit the rope and howled I am just like him only the brick house is the barn and I can not bite Aunt M.
replied my aunt, pulling the cotton out of one ear like a cork.
Her uncle and aunt listened to her stories eagerly and in spite of their doubts began to feel that the little girl had gained a lot of experience and wisdom that were unaccountable in this age, when fairies are supposed no longer to exist.
It shouldn't be hard to decide," scolded Aunt Jamesina.
After what she had already heard, could she reconcile it to her sense of duty to her aunt to remain any longer in the room?
began Aunt Jane, as they all settled down, and Uncle Mac deposited himself in a corner to finish his doze.
How do you do, Aunt Eliza," she repeated at the top of her voice.
Sophia was in her chamber, reading, when her aunt came in.
Oh, Aunt Polly, Aunt Polly, I don't know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you," she was sobbing.
Bruff folded up the Will, and then looked my way; apparently wondering whether I did or did not mean to leave him alone with my aunt.
The young ladies were pretty, their manners winning, their dispositions unexceptionable; but there was a dignity in the air, a touch-me-not-ishness in the walk, a majesty in the eye, of the spinster aunt, to which, at their time of life, they could lay no claim, which distinguished her from any female on whom Mr.