In an avuncular way.

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  • avuncularly — adverb see avuncular …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avuncular — adjective Etymology: Latin avunculus maternal uncle more at uncle Date: 1831 1. of or relating to an uncle 2. suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality < avuncular indulgence > • avuncularity …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dutch — usually refers to: Something from or related to the Netherlands Dutch people, people from the Netherlands or their descendants Dutch language, spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Maarten, and Sint… …   Wikipedia

  • Batavian Republic — Infobox Former Country native name = Bataafse Republiek conventional long name = Batavian Republic common name = Batavian Republic continent = Europe region = Low Countries country = Netherlands era = status = Client status text = Client of the… …   Wikipedia

  • avuncular — avuncularity, n. avuncularly, adv. /euh vung kyeuh leuhr/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection. [1825 35; < L avuncul(us) a mother s brother, equiv. to av(us) a forefather + * ont + * l(os) dim. suffix (cf.… …   Universalium

  • avuncular — adjective being like an uncle; kind and concerned about someone who is younger: an avuncular pat on the shoulder avuncularly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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