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How to use great-aunt in a sentence
He explained that he had a great aunt named Anna who was from England, the land of the likes of Anthony Hopkins.
"I'm very shocked about it," says Willa Lou Duley, Shaquan's great-aunt by marriage, when reached at home by phone.
Newly single Londoner Lara Lington is visited by the spirit of her recently deceased great-aunt Sadie.
His mother, who still lives in Poland, never knew she was adopted until her son heard this story, and his great aunt confirmed it.
You see, I'd always thought of him as the boy whom great-aunt Lucia described having seen.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
But with regard to our great-aunt, both my father and mother hope she will hear nothing about us.Robin Redbreast | Mary Louisa Molesworth
"Lead on," I said, concealing my ignorance of the residence of great-aunt Maria.
A great-aunt of mine has often described to me the overwhelming sensation it caused.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
I went to throw myself at the feet of my great-aunt; good old great-aunt Lady de Culme, who is a power in the land.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for great-aunt
an aunt of one's father or mother; sister of one's grandfather or grandmother
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