Domestic Life

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Domestic Life

Work or recreation done with or for one's family, however defined. Family has been defined differently at different points in history, as have how social relations within families ought to work. However, many political and economic theories hold that family is the basic building block upon which society is founded and therefore that domestic life is something that ought to be protected by the state. For example, Roman Catholic teaching on social justice assumes that domestic life is a foundational right. Likewise, the right to start and raise a family is guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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We have been long expecting that you would tell us something about the family life of your citizens--how they will bring children into the world, and rear them when they have arrived, and, in general, what is the nature of this community of women and children-for we are of opinion that the right or wrong management of such matters will have a great and paramount influence on the State for good or for evil.
I was perhaps a little lonely, and it was with a touch of envy that I thought of the pleasant family life of which I had had a glimpse.
The waters of family life seemed to rise and close over her head, and she munched in silence.
There's nothing left for you to eat," broke up the oppressive concentration of so many eyes upon the table-cloth, and set the waters of family life dashing in brisk little waves again.
Our family life goes on in the old way except for my brother Andrew's absence.
Perhaps something akin to this oppressive feeling may have weighed upon you in watching this old-fashioned family life on the banks of the Floss, which even sorrow hardly suffices to lift above the level of the tragi-comic.
Yet even in our best regulated and most approximately Circular families I cannot say that the ideal of family life is so high as with you in Spaceland.
The liberal party said that marriage is an institution quite out of date, and that it needs reconstruction; and family life certainly afforded Stepan Arkadyevitch little gratification, and forced him into lying and hypocrisy, which was so repulsive to his nature.
Evidently the quiet, pleasant current of the family life of the Epanchins was about to undergo a change.
She longed to rise, if not to love, at least to family life and new hopes and objects, but as to Gavrila Ardalionovitch, she could not as yet say much.
He would much rather have lived a simple family life, but bluff King Hal was no easy master to serve.
Yet such men as he are reared here and there in every generation of our peasant artisans--with an inheritance of affections nurtured by a simple family life of common need and common industry, and an inheritance of faculties trained in skilful courageous labour: they make their way upwards, rarely as geniuses, most commonly as painstaking honest men, with the skill and conscience to do well the tasks that lie before them.

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