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Definitions of Drest

  1. of Dress.

Usage examples for Drest

  1. So, now will I to the Seigniora's Bed my self, drest and perfum'd, and finish two good Works at once; earn five hundred Crowns, and keep up the Honour of the House. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  2. And, truly, I had all sight that ever man did need to put him in dread pain and jealousy; for, truly, as I came in view of the gap, there was the Lady Mirdath walking just without the borders of the great wood; and beside her there walked the clever- drest man of the Court, and she suffered his arm around her, so that I knew they were lovers; for the Lady Mirdath had no brothers nor any youthful men kin. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  3. And she bid me then to come up through the hedge, and make use of a gap that was her own especial secret, as she confessed, when she took odd leave with her maid to some country frolic, drest as village maids; but not to deceive many, as I dare believe. – The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson
  4. No more the child they saw, But one, with majesty, inspiring awe; Whose silken locks no more in ringlets flow, But gold and purple bind his manly brow: No more the envied robe his limbs invest, In all the pomp of eastern monarchs drest. – Elegies and Other Small Poems by Matilda Betham
  5. Love had thrown his network of light about her soul and body till, like Keats's " Madeleine," " She seemed a splendid angel newly drest Save wings, for heaven!" – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  6. My Lord, Give me your griefs: you are an innocent, A soul as white as heaven: let not my sins Perish your noble youth: I do not fall here To shadow by dissembling with my tears, As all say women can, or to make less What my hot will hath done, which heaven and you Knows to be tougher than the hand of time Can cut from mans remembrance; no I do not; I do appear the same, the same Evadne, Drest in the shames I liv'd in, the same monster. – The Maids Tragedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
  7. Oh, put on all Your richest lookes, drest for this festivall! – Lucasta by Richard Lovelace
  8. One climbs a molehill for a bunch of may, One stands on tiptoe for a linnet's nest And pricks her hand and throws her flowers away And runs for plantin leaves to have it drest. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  9. To what green altar, O mysterious priest, Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, And all her silken flanks with garlands drest? – Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats
  10. I know not which way I must look For comfort, being, as I am, opprest, To think that now our life is only drest For show; mean handy- work of craftsman, cook, Or groom! – The Rich Mrs. Burgoyne by Kathleen Norris
  11. When her work was done, she used to sit in the chimney corner amongst the cinders, which had caused the nickname of Cinderella to be given her by the family; yet, for all her shabby clothes, Cinderella was a hundred times prettier than her sisters, let them be drest ever so magnificently. – Bo-Peep Story Books by Anonymous
  12. Dress, dressed or drest, dressing, dressed or drest. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. Oh, I have naturally a large Faith, Child, and thou'st a promising Form, a tempting Motion, clean Limbs, well drest, and a most damnable inviting Air. – The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6) by Aphra Behn
  14. To balmy zephyrs it gives zest, When June in gayest livery's drest. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  15. At last- 'At least, you will confess that I am better drest than when we met last. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  16. No daintie flowre or herbe that growes on grownd, No arborett with painted blossoms drest And smelling sweete, but there it might be fownd To bud out faire and throwe her sweete smels al arownd. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  17. Upon this, I, as soon as I was drest, went up into Mr. Cranstoun's room, to look out his linnen for my maid to mend. – Trial-of-Mary-Blandy by Roughead, William
  18. They were drest 'all in their best, ' under that outer covering, which partly for mystery and partly for bodily comfort- the wind, after the heavy rains of the last week, having come round to the east- these prudent troubadours wore. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  19. Oh, what pitty is it, that he had not so trim'd And drest his Land, as we this Garden, at time of yeare, And wound the Barke, the skin of our Fruit- trees, Least being ouer- proud with Sap and Blood, With too much riches it confound it selfe? – Richard-II by Shakespeare, William
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