Usage examples for Habiliment

  1. In this habiliment he appeared so totally changed from what he was, that even his mother, who had lately become a little sparing of her observations, could not help exclaiming, What, in the name of wonder, has the boy been doing now? – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  2. He wore an old full- bottomed wig, the gift of some dandy old Brown whom he had valeted in the middle of last century, which habiliment Master Tom looked upon with considerable respect, not to say fear; and indeed his whole feeling towards Noah was strongly tainted with awe; and when the old gentleman was gathered to his fathers, Tom's lamentation over him was not unaccompanied by a certain joy at having seen the last of the wig: Poor old Noah, dead and gone, said he, Tom Brown so sorry! – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  3. And there, coming smiling down the midst, easily as one might down the aisle of an empty church, was Irma herself, as plain and poor in habiliment as my dream, but smiling- ah, with a smile that turned all my heart to water, so dear it was. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  4. The body is its habiliment. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  5. " Do you imagine," cried his uncle, laying his hand gently on the reverend habiliment, " that this grows?" – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  6. Nowadays she thought with dreary wonder of that fascination, and had come to loathe every trapping and habiliment of war. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  7. However ugly you may be, rest assured that there is some style of habiliment which will make you passable. – The Laws of Etiquette by A Gentleman
  8. Mr. Percy Parrott appeared once more in the dinner clothes which upon a previous occasion had given Crowheart its first sight of the habiliment of polite society. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  9. In these portentous habiliment she arrayed himself, like Achilles in the armor of Vulcan, maintaining all the while an appalling silence, knitting his brows, and drawing his breath through his clenched teeth. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving