His wife is the niece of an earl who once worked as a lady-in-waiting to a royal duchess.
I will be glad to hand this binder down to my niece and vouch for its comfort.
In “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” a banker is nearly deceived by his own niece to the tune of £50,000 and his good name.
But her niece insisted she didn't need any help, and said she was fine.
The niece of one of the wounded men said a number of gunmen entered the temple's kitchen before they began shooting.
The slight information I gave you as to my niece was gleaned from him.
And after that meal was over he set out with his niece for Hurricane Hall.
She never had, did not, never would feel toward that girl as a niece.
Don Inocencio's niece was struck dumb by so much loftiness of soul.
My own niece, her that is an orphan, would have gone and been thankful.
c.1300, from Old French niece "niece, granddaughter" (12c., Modern French nièce), earlier niepce, from Latin neptia (also source of Portuguese neta, Spanish nieta), from neptis "granddaughter," in Late Latin "niece," fem. of nepos "grandson, nephew" (see nephew). Replaced Old English nift, from Proto-Germanic *neftiz, from the same PIE root (Old English also used broðordohter and nefene).
Until c.1600, it also commonly meant "a granddaughter" or any remote female descendant. Cf. cognate Spanish nieta, Old Lithuanian nepte, Sanskrit naptih "granddaughter;" Czech net, Old Irish necht, Welsh nith, German Nichte "niece."