Aunt


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AUNT, domestic relations. The sister of one's father or mother; she is a relation in the third degree. Vide 2 Com. Dig. 474 Dane's Ab. c. 126, a. 3. Sec. 4.

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How do you do, Aunt Eliza," she repeated at the top of her voice.
Give your attention, dear aunt, to this precious book-- and you will give me all I ask.
All this tender sorrow, however, raised no compassion in her aunt.
began Aunt Jane, as they all settled down, and Uncle Mac deposited himself in a corner to finish his doze.
Just at present, however, Aunt Chloe is looking into the bake-pan; in which congenial operation we shall leave her till we finish our picture of the cottage.
Why, Aunt Polly, you--you mean--" She hesitated, and her aunt filled the pause.
Their mothers are afraid they will drown and Aunt M.
An inn, Miss Emily; a lonely inn, somewhere in the country; and a comfortless room at the inn, with a makeshift bed at one end of it, and a makeshift bed at the other--I give you my word of honor, that was how your aunt put it.
You will take cold in the evening air,' urged the spinster aunt affectionately.
With which words she hurried into the house, as if to shake off the responsibility of my appearance; and left me standing at the garden-gate, looking disconsolately over the top of it towards the parlour window, where a muslin curtain partly undrawn in the middle, a large round green screen or fan fastened on to the windowsill, a small table, and a great chair, suggested to me that my aunt might be at that moment seated in awful state.
He did not think that she tried to deceive her uncle and aunt, but he imagined that she had dreamed all of those astonishing adventures, and that the dreams had been so real to her that she had come to believe them true.
It shouldn't be hard to decide," scolded Aunt Jamesina.