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domestic
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
domestic happiness
Definition
relating to a home or family
  • Besides the jar of contrast there came to her a chill self-reproach that she had not returned sooner, to help her mother in these domesticities, instead of indulging herself out-of-doors.
    1 — The Maiden (18% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • His thought had been unsuspended; he was becoming ill with thinking; eaten out with thinking, withered by thinking; scourged out of all his former pulsating, flexuous domesticity.
    5 — The Woman Pays (20% in)
  • Why not be revenged on society by shaping his future domesticities loosely, instead of kissing the pedagogic rod of convention in this ensnaring manner?
    5 — The Woman Pays (55% in)
  • The stranger had sojourned in many more lands and among many more peoples than Angel; to his cosmopolitan mind such deviations from the social norm, so immense to domesticity, were no more than are the irregularities of vale and mountain-chain to the whole terrestrial curve.
    6 — The Convert (60% in)

There are no more uses of "domestic" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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2  —1 use as in:
a domestic animal like a dog
Definition
referring to animals kept as pets or for ranching
  • She soon finished her eating, and having a consciousness that Clare was regarding her, began to trace imaginary patterns on the tablecloth with her forefinger with the constraint of a domestic animal that perceives itself to be watched.
    3 — The Rally (40% in)

There are no more uses of "domestic animal" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He held that education had as yet but little affected the beats of emotion and impulse on which domestic happiness depends.
    4 — The Consequence (17% in)
  • He observed to his father that he was then six-and-twenty, and that when he should start in the farming business he would require eyes in the back of his head to see to all matters—some one would be necessary to superintend the domestic labours of his establishment whilst he was afield.
    4 — The Consequence (14% in)
  • There was plenty of eggs, butter, bread, and so on in the larder, and Clare soon had breakfast laid, his experiences at the dairy having rendered him facile in domestic preparations.
    5 — The Woman Pays (12% in)
  • The groundwork of the arrangement was the family dresser, which, with its shining handles, and finger-marks, and domestic evidences thick upon it, stood importantly in front, over the tails of the shaft-horses, in its erect and natural position, like some Ark of the Covenant that they were bound to carry reverently.
    6 — The Convert (91% in)

There are no more uses of "domestic" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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