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domestic
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domestic happiness
Definition
relating to a home or family
  • And the deeper he went in domesticity the more did the sense of acquitting himself and acting with propriety predominate over any other satisfaction.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (58% in)

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  • If he were not only to sink from his highest resolve, but to sink into the hideous fettering of domestic hate?
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (31% in)
  • Out they toddled from rugged Avila, wide-eyed and helpless-looking as two fawns, but with human hearts, already beating to a national idea; until domestic reality met them in the shape of uncles, and turned them back from their great resolve.
    Prelude (18% in)
  • Women were expected to have weak opinions; but the great safeguard of society and of domestic life was, that opinions were not acted on.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (3% in)
  • Casaubon is not fond of the piano, and I am very glad he is not," said Dorothea, whose slight regard for domestic music and feminine fine art must be forgiven her, considering the small tinkling and smearing in which they chiefly consisted at that dark period.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (51% in)
  • She resigned no domestic function to her daughter; and the matron's blooming good-natured face, with the two volatile pink strings floating from her fine throat, and her cheery manners to husband and children, was certainly among the great attractions of the Vincy house—attractions which made it all the easier to fall in love with the daughter.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (35% in)
  • In these matters he was conscious that his life would bear the closest scrutiny; and perhaps the consciousness encouraged a little defiance towards the critical strictness of persons whose celestial intimacies seemed not to improve their domestic manners, and whose lofty aims were not needed to account for their actions.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (53% in)
  • Times had altered since then, and no sonneteer had insisted on Mr. Casaubon's leaving a copy of himself; moreover, he had not yet succeeded in issuing copies of his mythological key; but he had always intended to acquit himself by marriage, and the sense that he was fast leaving the years behind him, that the world was getting dimmer and that he felt lonely, was a reason to him for losing no more time in overtaking domestic delights before they too were left behind by the years.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (56% in)
  • But Wrench had a wretched lymphatic wife who made a mummy of herself indoors in a large shawl; and he must have altogether begun with an ill-chosen domestic apparatus.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (31% in)
  • "It won't do to begin making a fuss about one," said Mr. Vincy, wishing to combine a little grumbling with domestic cheerfulness.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (34% in)
  • She had not yet had any anxiety about ways and means, although her domestic life had been expensive as well as eventful.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (44% in)

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