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Definitions of nephew

  1. a son of your brother or sister Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A cousin. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The son of a brother or a sister, or of a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. (orig.) A grandson-so in New Test.; the son of a brother or sister:-fem. NIECE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Son of a brother or sister. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. The son of a brother or sister; fem. niece. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. " Yes," said Steve, wondering whether the old man were the more moved because of the shock of finding his nephew able to pay off so large a sum or because of the " frien'ly dealin's with the Temples." – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  2. The reporter said he guessed he would take another piece of that pie, and some more coffee if she had it, and before he had finished them he had been allowed to understand that if it was not for his being Mrs. Wilmington's nephew Mr. Jack would have been Miss Northwick's husband long ago; and that the love lost between the two ladies was not worth crying for. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
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