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domestic
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The House of Mirth
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domestic
Used in
The House of Mirth
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  • She usually contrived to avoid being at home during the season of domestic renewal.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The first two weeks after her return represented to Mrs. Peniston the domestic equivalent of a religious retreat.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her domestic duties were manifold, for they extended from furtive inspections of the servants' bedrooms to unannounced descents to the cellar; but she had never allowed herself many pleasures.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She lay late in bed, refusing the coffee and fried eggs which the friendly Irish servant thrust through her door, and hating the intimate domestic noises of the house and the cries and rumblings of the street.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She remembered that her cousin Jack Stepney had once defined Mr. Gryce as the young man who had promised his mother never to go out in the rain without his overshoes; and acting on this hint, she resolved to impart a gently domestic air to the scene, in the hope that her companion, instead of feeling that he was doing something reckless or unusual, would merely be led to dwell on the advantage of always having a companion to make one's tea in the train.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Judy knew it must be "horrid" for poor Lily to have to stop to consider whether she could afford real lace on her petticoats, and not to have a motor-car and a steam-yacht at her orders; but the daily friction of unpaid bills, the daily nibble of small temptations to expenditure, were trials as far out of her experience as the domestic problems of the char-woman.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But this expectation was instantly checked by the reflection that the friends who remained loyal were precisely those who would be least willing to expose her to such encounters; and it was hardly with surprise that she found, instead, Mr. Rosedale kneeling domestically on the drawing-room hearth before his hostess's little girl.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Oh, Lily, that's nice of you," she merely sighed across the chaos of letters, bills and other domestic documents which gave an incongruously commercial touch to the slender elegance of her writing-table.  (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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