Usage examples for Households

  1. The Kayasths, it has been suggested in the article on that caste, were to a large extent the offspring and inmates of the households of Brahmans, and were no doubt taught by them, but only to read and write the vernacular for the purpose of keeping the village records and accounts of rent. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. I had seen, if I had not noticed, that in no case were the men, as they made the tour of the room or went up to any lady who might have attracted their special notice, accompanied by the women of their households. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  3. Except for the scarcity of butter in middle- class households, they live very well. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  4. Our farmers, too, and those engaged directly and indirectly in supplying the products of agriculture, see that day by day, and as often as the daily wants of their households recur, they are forced to pay excessive and needless taxation, while their products struggle in foreign markets with the competition of nations, which, by allowing a freer exchange of productions than we permit, enable their people to sell for prices which distress the American farmer. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  5. First came the far- off rumbling that is felt rather than heard; the hint whereat the mothers of households drop book or work to exclaim, " Hush!... – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  6. The calls of the practice had lately been growing too much for him, and he was glad to be able to share the numerous visits, so the arrangement of joining households was a satisfaction to all concerned. – Monitress Merle by Angela Brazil
  7. The house of Daatselaer became a place of constant resort for Madame de Groot as well as the wife of Hoogerbeets, both dames going every few days from the castle across the Waal to Gorcum, to make their various purchases for the use of their forlorn little households in the prison. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1619-23 by John Lothrop Motley
  8. This instinct of hostility was fatal to any real union between the households. – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  9. " I go about so much, and I see so many different households, some where man and wife are as one, and others where they live like cat and dog. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo
  10. It was in performing this feat that Ethelberta seemed first to discover in herself the full power of that self- command which further onward in her career more and more impressed her as a singular possession, until at last she was tempted to make of it many fantastic uses, leading to results that affected more households than her own. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  11. There was no butter or eggs to use in its making, for all food was getting scarce in most of the loyal households. – A Little Maid of Old Maine by Alice Turner Curtis
  12. We are to a certain extent aware that three hundred years ago, the life of individuals was of less value than now; but we shall yet learn with astonishment from the old narrative, how frequently deeds of violence and blood disturbed the peace of households. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. I. by Gustav Freytag
  13. The whole households of the tents were alive, but their various occupations will be seen better in the following sketch than pictured to the mind by any elaborate description. – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  14. It was better they should keep up two households, his mother seeing to both, and if need be, supplying the wants of both. – Ethelyn's Mistake by Mary Jane Holmes
  15. As to her acting with boys before the assembled households, the proposal seemed to them absolutely insulting to any daughter of the Talbot line, and they had by this time forgotten that she was no such thing. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. Toys were made in Germany, and the men who had made them were in the trenches, the women who had helped were in the fields- the days when the bisque babies had smiled on happy working- households were over. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  17. Children always follow the trades of their parents, and all work is done in the households. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  18. There was this essential difference between the baker's daughters whom the Sherrett family noticed exceptionally and the blacksmith's and carpenter's households, the woman who " took in fine washing," and her forward, dressy, ambitious girl. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. In the meantime, back in Iowa, the Starrs in their separate households, were running riot. – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  20. At Pantepec the centre of the town is mestizo; the Indians consist of Otomis, of whom there are thirty households, and Totonacs forming the bulk of the population. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr