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domestic
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Candide
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as in: domestic happiness Define
relating to a home or family
  • After this long conversation the old man ordered a coach and six sheep to be got ready, and twelve of his domestics to conduct the travellers to Court.
  • After he had hired domestics, and purchased everything necessary for a long voyage, Mynheer Vanderdendur, captain of a large vessel, came and offered his services.

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

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unspecified meaning
  • Then a fourth domestic said to a fourth master: "Your Majesty may depart when you please."
  • The company in great surprise looked at one another without speaking a word, when another domestic approached his master and said to him: "Sire, your Majesty’s chaise is at Padua, and the boat is ready."

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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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