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Synonyms for aunt

the sister of your father or mother

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The spinster aunt took up a large watering-pot which lay in one corner, and was about to leave the arbour.
The spinster aunt trembled, till some pebbles which had accidentally found their way into the large watering-pot shook like an infant's rattle.
I have to go to Charlottetown tonight," returned Aunt Eliza.
I want to get acquainted with my--my nephews and nieces," said Aunt Eliza, with a rather pleasant glance around our group.
Instead of taking away a flower, I added one, in the shape of another book from my bag, which I left, to surprise my aunt, among the geraniums and roses.
Could I see my aunt, if I called in Montagu Square?
The aunt answered, "She knew too much of the world to be so deceived; that as she was sensible another man had her affections, she should persuade Mr Western to hasten the match as much as possible.
Sophia well understood what her aunt meant; but did not think proper to make her an answer.
But our aunt thought best to remove her because she complained, and she has been dawdling about ever since she came.
said Aunt Chloe, pausing while she was greasing a griddle with a scrap of bacon on her fork, and regarding young Master George with pride.
Oh, Aunt Polly, Aunt Polly," breathed the little girl, rapturously; "what a perfectly lovely, lovely house
Mosey, starting out of her chair, "your aunt said, 'Hush it up
My aunt, with every sort of expression but wonder discharged from her countenance, sat on the gravel, staring at me, until I began to cry; when she got up in a great hurry, collared me, and took me into the parlour.
So he told his wife, Aunt Em, of his trouble, and she first cried a little and then said that they must be brave and do the best they could, and go away somewhere and try to earn an honest living.
You mustn't marry anybody you don't love, Phil, when all's said and done," said Aunt Jamesina.