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  • n. Plural form of homebody.


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  • William and Kate could scarcely have been described as homebodies during this period.

    William and Kate

  • And so they became kind of homebodies and withdrawn because they didn't want to be out in public.

    CNN Transcript Jul 7, 2003

  • The palatial St Ives pile, which has been extensively renovated, gives a rare insight into two self-confessed "homebodies". | Top Stories

  • The families of the three described the teenagers as "homebodies" who avoided the street.


  • Law & Order: SVU, who considers her and her husband Peter Hermann "homebodies" after having a baby.

    Celebrity Baby Blog

  • I pepped myself up for the journey using a little altruistic philosophy, "What good are we as homebodies, self-conserving casanières?"

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Back to your question of Monday ( "What good are we as homebodies, self-conserving casanières?"), Shakespeare (in 'The Taming of the Shrew') wrote about: 'Such wind as scatters young men (people) through the world, To seek their fortunes farther than at home, Where small experience grows.'

    mamie - French Word-A-Day

  • Oh — and at that big anti-war march, I knew exactly what was going to be on the news that evening — the little group of what appeared to be anarchists screaming in the faces of what appeared to be cornfed homebodies.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Security Line Threat

  • While in the past it was assumed that men were the moneymakers and women were the homebodies, the characters seem to be switching.

    Christie Garton: Men Want Marriage More Than Women, Study Finds

  • Your parents are both writer-directors besides being very private homebodies who love to garden and tinker.

    Patricia Zohn: Off the C(H)uff: Zoe Kazan, an Angel in America


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