grandnephew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grandnephew a son of your niece or nephew
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Grandnephew The grandson of one's brother or sister.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grandnephew A son of one's nephew or niece: correlative to granduncle and grandaunt.
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Usage

In literature:

In every will Calvaster, her nearest relative and favorite grandnephew, was named as chief legatee.
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Caesar's successor was his grandnephew Octavius, usually called Augustus, which was one of his titles.
"Introductory American History" by Henry Eldridge Bourne
Francis Joseph was succeeded by his grandnephew, Archduke Charles Francis Joseph, of whose personality little was known outside Austria.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
I recollect hearing he had disinherited his son, but he has adopted a grandnephew, which, I am afraid, looks bad for Bluebell.
"Bluebell" by Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
He had no son of his own, but desired to make his power hereditary, and chose his grandnephew Octavius as his heir.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
They did not know the mettle that was in this grandnephew of the great Gustavus.
"Historic Boys" by Elbridge Streeter Brooks
Among these were the grandnephews of Domitian, possible heirs to the throne.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
In it, Simon knew, were the contessa and her grandnephew.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
She rested one hand on the shoulder of a boy, her grandnephew Vittorio.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Whittier's grandnephew, to again break the omen, took his plate over to the table in the corner with his mother.
"Whittier-land" by Samuel T. Pickard
Another member of this family, PETER COURTENAY (d. 1492), a grandnephew of Richard, also attained high position in the English Church.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
SIMON, grandnephew of Joseph Simon, was born at Tripoli in 1752, and was professor of Oriental languages in Padua.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
MARCUS FULVIUS FLACCUS, grandnephew of the first Quintus, lived in the times of the Gracchi, of whom he was a strong supporter.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Here is the little Tiberius, Drusus' son, and there is Caligula, Caesar's grandnephew.
"Saul of Tarsus" by Elizabeth Miller
The title and estates passed to his grandnephew, but half a million or so of money came to her.
"Sophy of Kravonia" by Anthony Hope
Johnson Jones Hooper was a grandnephew of William Hooper, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In news:

Stoker's great- grandnephew keeps "Dracula" in the family.
Stoker 's great-grandnephew keeps "Dracula" in the family.
And many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
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