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A house and its occupants regarded as a unit.‘the whole household was asleep’‘ten percent of households had a television’[as modifier] ‘household appliances’
family, house, family circle, ménage, clan, tribebroodView synonyms
- ‘All of these can be measured at the unit of the individual, or the whole household.’
- ‘The lack of availability is cited by less than ten per cent of non-wired households.’
- ‘Seventy per cent of households will be better off or unaffected by our plans.’
- ‘Twenty one percent of households in our country failed to find enough to eat in 1999.’
- ‘The new figures showed 95 per cent of urban households now have access to the high speed access.’
- ‘Fifty percent of all households rely on the Local Authority for their housing needs.’
- ‘When one of us is labouring over a difficult job it affects the whole household.’
- ‘The council budgeted for three per cent of households to use black bags instead of wheeled bins.’
- ‘You add up all the household incomes and you divide in by the number of households.’
- ‘Only 22 per cent of working households are earning enough to afford a home at that price.’
- ‘By Sunday night our eight page election newspaper had been delivered to tens of thousands of households.’
- ‘A two week cycle is not adequate for family households and will lead to the town becoming a tip.’
- ‘Assume that each of those households was a nuclear family: a father, a mother and two children.’
- ‘In some Parkhead households there are families where three generations have grown up without knowing work.’
- ‘Of course this is not true - you are only required to have a license if you use a television in your household.’
- ‘Over 40 per cent of households were dissatisfied with how complaints were handled.’
- ‘Just eight per cent of households throwing away full card numbers had made attempts to destroy them.’
- ‘Since being launched in July, the pilot scheme has been taken up by 85 per cent of households.’
- ‘The research also found that six out of ten households in Britain have PCs and a quarter of these have more than one machine.’
- ‘It is now an extended and adapted house for occupation by eleven households.’
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