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‘Uncle’ as a noun

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Uncle’ as a noun.

1

She was nearly fainting: all her former habitual dread of her uncle was returning.

From ‘Mansfield Park’, by Jane Austen.

2

“Not yet,” replied Jane. “But now that my dear uncle is come, I hope everything will be well.”

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

3

“It seemed strange to us that Uncle Ralph, who took no notice of us when he was alive, should be so careful to look after us when he was dead.”

From ‘The Return of Sherlock Holmes’, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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