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Synonyms for aunt

the sister of your father or mother

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"I'm sorry they're away," said Aunt Eliza, coming in, "because I can stay only a few hours."
I have to go to Charlottetown tonight," returned Aunt Eliza.
Precisely the same blinded materialism (working treacherously behind my back) now sought to rob me of the only right of property that my poverty could claim--my right of spiritual property in my perishing aunt.
You will let me leave the book, aunt? The doctor can hardly object to that!"
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.
I, for one, freely confess that I don't know what to do with her any more than if she was one of those strange, outlandish birds you used to bring home from foreign parts." And Aunt Plenty gave a perplexed shake of the head which caused great commotion among the stiff loops of purple ribbon that bristled all over the cap like crocus buds.
But our aunt thought best to remove her because she complained, and she has been dawdling about ever since she came.
"How easy white folks al'us does things!" 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.
Without speaking, Pollyanna turned and followed her aunt from the room.
One of them was murdered--what do you think of that!--and the other (I heard your aunt say it, in so many words) committed the crime.
The spinster aunt trembled, till some pebbles which had accidentally found their way into the large watering-pot shook like an infant's rattle.
My shirt and trousers, stained with heat, dew, grass, and the Kentish soil on which I had slept - and torn besides - might have frightened the birds from my aunt's garden, as I stood at the gate.
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.
"It shouldn't be hard to decide," scolded Aunt Jamesina.