avuncularly

avuncularly

(əˈvʌŋkjʊləlɪ)
adv
in the manner of an uncle
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When he beamed avuncularly out of the 14-inch screens of 1955 the Radio Times reminded viewers that 'Murder cases are not as frequent as some crime writers would have us imagine'.
Considering the young Christopher's view of Uncle Philip earlier in the novel as an avuncularly witty and eager to please friend of his mother's --preposterously generous to the young boy as well -- we are not altogether unprepared for this unforgivable weakness in his character.
Brad Breyer essays Dandy Don Meredith avuncularly but as if he never met the guy, while Kevin Anderson's hairstyle almost overwhelms his decent turn as Frank Gifford.
stated but avuncularly implied, is that America's values ought to reflect those of the Walt Disney Company and not the other way around.
When one of his superiors in the civil service warned him avuncularly about his increasingly frequent recourse to a public house near his office--"You were seen going into the Scotch House"--O'Nolan replied, "You mean I was seen coming into the Scotch House.
He can hardly avoid presenting too externalistically the relationship between the group he avuncularly calls `my idealists' and the Christian faith; whereas in fact the sort of metaphysic he is dealing with was `infiltrating' (if we wish to think in that way) or (as some might prefer to say) `providentially nurturing and clarifying' the Christian Gospel right from the beginning.