UNCLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of UNCLE
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uncle
 n.  the brother of your father or mother
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Sometimes she referred to an uncle, a Bishop.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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2  They were conspirators; each murmuring some song my uncle taught me.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
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3  He inherited a fair fortune from his uncle, but owed it all before he came into it, and spent it twice over immediately afterwards.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
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4  I pray thee, uncle," answered the Jester, "let my folly, for once, protect my roguery.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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5  All Huntingdon exclaimed on the greatness of the match, and her uncle, the lawyer, himself, allowed her to be at least three thousand pounds short of any equitable claim to it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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6  The living was hereafter for Edmund; and, had his uncle died a few years sooner, it would have been duly given to some friend to hold till he were old enough for orders.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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7  She cried bitterly over this reflection when her uncle was gone; and her cousins, on seeing her with red eyes, set her down as a hypocrite.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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8  Edmund was sorry to hear Miss Crawford, whom he was much disposed to admire, speak so freely of her uncle.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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9  Certainly, my home at my uncle's brought me acquainted with a circle of admirals.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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10  An uncle with whom she has been living so many years, and who, whatever his faults may be, is so very fond of her brother, treating him, they say, quite like a son.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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11  I do not know that her uncle has any claim to her gratitude; his wife certainly had; and it is the warmth of her respect for her aunt's memory which misleads her here.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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12  There must be a sort of shyness; but I cannot recollect that our evenings formerly were ever merry, except when my uncle was in town.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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13  I love to hear my uncle talk of the West Indies.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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14  Your uncle is disposed to be pleased with you in every respect; and I only wish you would talk to him more.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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15  To-morrow, I think, my uncle dines at Sotherton, and you and Mr. Bertram too.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  His uncle was disabled in the civial war; he lost his left arm.
2  If he could beat his uncle out of a dollar he'd do it.
3  We pay a yearly visit to my uncle.
4  When Jim's uncle retired from the railway company, he was given a gold watch.
5  The rich uncle of whom he boasts is only a myth.
6  She and her uncle left by the center aisle.
7  I became my uncle's charge after my father's death.
8  It's fun to send these wishes for an especially happy to an uncle who is nice in every way.
9  I esteem your uncle for his kindness, experience, and honesty.
10  My friend lodges in my uncle's house.
11  My uncle became severe when I was late.
12  Some of my relations, my mother's aunt and uncle, live in America.
13  I think my uncle's death was a merciful release for my poor aunt.
14  My uncle is travelling in South America.
15  After an exile of ten years her uncle returned to Britain.