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The Age of Innocence
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domestic
Used in
The Age of Innocence
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  • To look at the matter in this light simplified his own case and surprisingly furbished up all the dim domestic virtues.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Its glass shelves were crowded with small broken objects—hardly recognisable domestic utensils, ornaments and personal trifles—made of glass, of clay, of discoloured bronze and other time-blurred substances.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had no fear of being oppressed by them, for his artistic and intellectual life would go on, as it always had, outside the domestic circle; and within it there would be nothing small and stifling—coming back to his wife would never be like entering a stuffy room after a tramp in the open.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The silent organisation which held his little world together was determined to put itself on record as never for a moment having questioned the propriety of Madame Olenska's conduct, or the completeness of Archer's domestic felicity.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If Madame Olenska's relations understood what these things were, their opposition to her returning would no doubt be as unconditional as her own; but they seem to regard her husband's wish to have her back as proof of an irresistible longing for domestic life.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • If he did, these domestic activities were privately performed, and he presented to the world the appearance of a careless and hospitable millionaire strolling into his own drawing-room with the detachment of an invited guest, and saying: "My wife's gloxinias are a marvel, aren't they? I believe she gets them out from Kew."  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: the domestic market
as in: domestic happiness
as in: a domestic animal like a dog
as in: GDP of the United States
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