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Definitions of garments

  1. Dress, in general.
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Quotes of garments

  1. You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done. – Felix Adler
  2. As for our garments my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it. – Margaret Cavendish
  3. The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments – Benjamin Disraeli
  4. Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war. – Loren Eiseley
  5. Grace is in garments in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation. – Joseph Joubert
  6. Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  7. Be able to tell whether garments that look good on the hanger actually look good on you. – Marilyn vos Savant

Usage examples for garments

  1. Miss Daphne had already shed half her garments – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. No, Aaron; they don't want the boy in the first place, and in the second place he ain't worth ten dollars a week, and in the third place they ain't going to pay him ten dollars a week, because they will add it to the cost of their garments and, Aaron, if you want any fourth, fifth, or sixth places I could stand here talking for an hour. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  3. The baroness paused only long enough to put on mourning garments before setting out. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  4. When they dressed in their warm fur garments the Cave- men did not fear the cold. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  5. I knew that it was she because her woman's garments touched me as she went. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  6. Thereupon I retraced my steps and, throwing off my garments I took my stand just inside the door, as if I were awaiting her return. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  7. We shall hardly get home with dry garments as it is. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. As he stooped over the dying man, in order to deprive him of his arms and garments he discovered that it was his own brother. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  9. They spread their garments upon them, and set him upon them. – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  10. " Small Bird, who made these garments is out in the kitchen. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  11. Matho did not hear; he was gazing at her, and in his eyes her garments were blended with her body. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  12. Through grace we may drop the burden of our sin and begin to wear the garments of salvation. – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  13. There were good taste and sense in her garments – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  14. In the meanwhile the other man carefully wiped his garments and then turned to his companion. – Winston of the Prairie by Harold Bindloss
  15. To dress there was no need, for we slept in all our garments – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  16. It is beneath a human being's dignity to dress himself in parti- coloured garments – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  17. His stiff hands refused to meet the efforts of his gloves to fit them; his body shrank from his garments if he had not been pathetic, he would have been ridiculous. – Esmeralda by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  18. When was she to find time to finish the darling little garments which the new baby required? – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  19. Paying for those hated garments was a hard task each month; it seemed to take the very ten dollars he had intended to save. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon