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as in: domestic happiness Define
relating to a home or family
  • The young matrons discussed the intimacies of domesticity with a frankness and a minuteness which dismayed Carol.
  • Somewhat too late she remembered that she had given up domesticity and repentance.

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  • She found the same faith not only in girls escaped from domesticity but also in demure old ladies who, tragically deprived of esteemed husbands and huge old houses, yet managed to make a very comfortable thing of it by living in small flats and having time to read.
  • She perceived that she could do office work without losing any of the putative feminine virtue of domesticity; that cooking and cleaning, when divested of the fussing of an Aunt Bessie, take but a tenth of the time which, in a Gopher Prairie, it is but decent to devote to them.

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

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  • When she dropped her pose and smiled down she discovered Kennicott apoplectic with domestic pride—and gray Guy Pollock staring beseechingly.
  • I do think the domestic problem is simply becoming awful.

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  • And I certainly don’t see any need of a farm-bureau or this domestic science demonstration you talk about.
  • He was a medical machine now, not a domestic machine.
  • She was happily domestic when Kennicott sat by her on the floor, to watch baby make faces.
  • IV The tragicomedy of the "domestic situation."
  • Bea’s successor was the oldish, broad, silent Oscarina, who was suspicious of her frivolous mistress for a month, so that Juanita Haydock was able to crow, "There, smarty, I told you you’d run into the Domestic Problem!"

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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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