The company hopes to attract both foreign and domestic investors.
the surest way to maintain domestic peace and harmony is to have everyone pitch in on chores Noun
She got in a domestic with her husband.
working as a team, the couple hired themselves out as domestics for wealthy homeowners
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In the movie, innocuous-seeming domestic equipment — from the humble suitcase to floor sweeping robots — run quietly amok.—Patrick Frater, Variety, 14 Sep. 2023 Now, eastern coyotes, which predominate in states along the East Coast, spanning from Maine to Georgia and as far west as Ohio and West Virginia, have genomes that are, on average, 62 percent western coyote, 27 percent wolf, and 11 percent domestic dog.—Paul Richards, Field & Stream, 14 Sep. 2023 North Korea, which bought licenses for Soviet weaponry in the 1960s, quickly began producing weapons at a huge scale not only for its considerable domestic demand following the Korean War armistice but also for international trade.—Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023 Sayers and others may have been better novelists, but Christie’s palette was uniquely vast and surprisingly fearless — from deeply domestic village murders to international conspiracies, often designed to remind us that the threat of fascism is always with us.—Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 The average domestic ticket price has dropped by about $87 a ticket as summer demand wanes going into the slower fall travel season, according to travel company Hopper.—Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 Despite international sanctions and domestic economic hardship, North Korea operates one of the world’s largest standing armies and a vigorous defense industry.—Paul Sonne, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 And operating overseas bases exposes Beijing to other security risks, including becoming drawn into domestic conflicts in host countries.—Brad Lendon, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 The Department of Transportation reported that domestic airlines transported 188,223 animals last year, of which seven died.—Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2023
Yet many domestics appear basically indistinguishable from wildcats.—Jonathan Losos, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 His father was a shipping clerk for Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company and his mother worked as a domestic.—Adam Bradley, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 In his 2020 memoir Let Love Rule, Lenny wrote that Roxie was raised in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, by her father Albert Roker, a Bahamian immigrant, and her mother, who was born in Georgia and worked as a domestic.—Charlotte Walsh, Peoplemag, 14 Aug. 2023 Wiley claimed that the detainee in question was kin to one of his domestics.—Time, 29 July 2023 Friday's happy hour specials include $3.50 domestics, $3.75 imports, $4.25 small house margaritas, $4.50 large rail drinks, $5 Cazadores Reposado and Patron Silver shots, and $6 Don Julio Blanco shots.—Hannah Kirby, Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2023 The Beretta manages to look both overstyled and too plain inside, and all the domestics position the driver deep in the car behind a high cowl.—Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, 4 Mar. 2023 Andrej was a manual laborer; Julia a domestic.—Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 1 June 2020 Small, isolated groups of Oriental domestics gradually acquired distinctive coat colors and other mutations through a process known as genetic drift, in which traits that are neither beneficial nor maladaptive become fixed in a population.—Andrew C. Kitchener, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 See More
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Adjective and Noun
Middle English, from Middle French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus — see domeentry 1