Definitions of bands

  1. A portion of the dress worn by clergymen, barristers, etc.
  2. A relic of the ancient amice.

Usage examples for bands

  1. Sir Robert clutched the bands of his gown and looked at her with the very keenest scrutiny. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  2. Temujin was in command of a large body of troops, which consisted in part of his own guard, the troops that had come with him from his own country, and in part of other bands of men whom Vang Khan had placed under his orders, or who had joined him of their own accord. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  3. She woke up to it for a moment, and, raising her drooping head, watched her sister make her way, with her handkerchief in her hand, and the broad white bands of her cap streaming over her shoulders, to the door. – The Doctor's Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  4. The faces, bands and wrists of all of us were badly swollen and very sore. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  5. But what were ties of blood compared to the iron bands of religious love and hatred? – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. They were preceded by the Westport and Independence brass bands – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White
  7. Kind sailors in blue and white will help us into the boat and conduct our wasted frames to the quarter- deck, where the handsome, bearded captain, with gold bands all around, will welcome us. – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  8. Some of the men's wives had just died, and they had bark bands on their heads, as is the Tinguian custom. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  9. A wild turmoil ensued, in which isolated bands offered violent resistance, while others surrendered by thousands; nor was it until five o'clock that the Germans had complete possession of the forest. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  10. There was no chief at the head; indeed, in these roving bands it was every brave for himself. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  11. And Mrs. Rolfston waited upon him- how gifted is a woman of thirty- and he felt bands upon him, and liked it, and would not reason to himself concerning it. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  12. Then the door opened and Nelly came in with outstretched bands – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  13. " We swear it," said in its turn the whole army, while the bands played the celebrated march known as " The March of the Standards." – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  14. Sometimes there were even two of these bands – Paul and the Printing Press by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. They live in great bands and even join with other species than their own. – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  16. So as not to be stared at the bride and bridegroom, the old mother, and the four witnesses separated into two bands – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  17. Not lifting them aloft, they drag me by the strong bands of the affections to their own earth. – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  18. In each opening these bands are different. – Portuguese Architecture by Walter Crum Watson
  19. Occasionally bands of natives would come out from shore in their canoes and circle the ship, but we gave them no further encouragement to come aboard, and in the course of the morning Roger divided us anew into anchor watches. – The Mutineers by Charles Boardman Hawes
  20. Linen, with blue bands in this bedroom, and red bands upstairs. – Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories by Kathleen Norris