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as in: domestic happiness Define
relating to a home or family
  • A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.

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  • We share the domestic chores.
  • My great grandmother worked in London as a domestic servant.

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  • The domestic serfs were crowding in the hall, waiting to bid good-by to the young prince.
  • Then came a cart, and behind that walked an old, bandy-legged domestic serf in a peaked cap and sheepskin coat.

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  • Some domestic serfs Pierre met, in reply to inquiries as to where the prince lived, pointed out a small newly built lodge close to the pond.
  • Some five male domestic serfs, big and little, rushed out to the front porch to meet their master.
  • All the domestic circle, tutors, governesses, and guests, were already at the tea table.
  • Next day the Emperor arrived in Moscow, and several of the Rostovs’ domestic serfs begged permission to go to have a look at him.
  • He planned another garden and began a new building for the domestic serfs.
  • Princess Mary saw him walk out of the house in his uniform wearing all his orders and go down the garden to review his armed peasants and domestic serfs.
  • His satellites—the senior clerk, a countinghouse clerk, a scullery maid, a cook, two old women, a little pageboy, the coachman, and various domestic serfs—were seeing him off.
  • The prospect of that dinner in the intimate home circle of the man he so admired had greatly interested Prince Andrew, especially as he had not yet seen Speranski in his domestic surroundings, but now he felt disinclined to go to it.

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  • So he considered it necessary to ask for leave of absence for family and domestic reasons.
  • Having reached his country house and begun to give orders about domestic arrangements, the count grew quite tranquil.
  • The third was a domestic serf, about forty-five years old, with grizzled hair and a plump, well-nourished body.
  • He disliked having anything to do with the domestic serfs—the "drones" as he called them—and everyone said he spoiled them by his laxity.
  • On the way to Bogucharovo, a princely estate with a dwelling house and farm where they hoped to find many domestic serfs and pretty girls, they questioned Lavrushka about Napoleon and laughed at his stories, and raced one another to try Ilyin’s horse.
  • He learned from domestic serfs loyal to him that the peasant Karp, who possessed great influence in the village commune and had recently been away driving a government transport, had returned with news that the Cossacks were destroying deserted villages, but that the French did not harm them.
  • There were very few resident landlords in the neighborhood and also very few domestic or literate serfs, and in the lives of the peasantry of those parts the mysterious undercurrents in the life of the Russian people, the causes and meaning of which are so baffling to contemporaries, were more clearly and strongly noticeable than among others.
  • When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
  • When a decision had to be taken regarding a domestic serf, especially if one had to be punished, he always felt undecided and consulted everybody in the house; but when it was possible to have a domestic serf conscripted instead of a land worker he did so without the least hesitation.
  • (At the mention of the chiffonier and dressing table Berg involuntarily changed his tone to one of pleasure at his admirable domestic arrangements.
  • As soon as the provocatively gay strains of Daniel Cooper (somewhat resembling those of a merry peasant dance) began to sound, all the doorways of the ballroom were suddenly filled by the domestic serfs—the men on one side and the women on the other—who with beaming faces had come to see their master making merry.

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as in: the domestic market Define
relating to a home country or (much more rarely,): relating to a geographic area that is smaller than a country
as in: domestic happiness Define
relating to a home or family
as in: a domestic animal like a dog Define
referring to animals kept as pets or for ranching
as in: GDP of the United States Define
the total value of goods and services produced by a nation (or territory) in a year
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