Usage examples for habiliments

  1. If former armed occupants of the old town could have paraded in their ancient habiliments through the room like a procession from the martial past, they would have found much for their attention in this scene of the martial present. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  2. A considerable change had indeed taken place in the personal appearance of Will Wallace since his arrival in Edinburgh, for in place of the shepherd's garb, with which he had started from the " bonnie hills of Galloway," he wore the leathern apron and other habiliments of a blacksmith. – Hunted and Harried by R.M. Ballantyne
  3. On the day following this, when she was sitting up in her bedroom, Mrs Protheroe came to her, dressed in wonderful habiliments. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  4. He who would bound the possibilities of human knowledge by the limitations of present acquirements would take the dimensions of the infant in ordering the habiliments of the adult. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  5. It was the practice of some of this class to knock at the doors of those thought to be better off, on the evening before, begging " something for Thanksgiving;" and, by way of a joke, the children of comfortable neighbors and friends would often array themselves in cast- off bizarre habiliments, and come in bands of three or four to the houses of those whom they knew, preferring the same request. – Old New England Traits by Anonymous
  6. Jacob had never yet seen the Parliamentary troops, for they had not during the war been sent into that part of the country, but their iron skull- caps, their buff accoutrements, and dark habiliments, assured him that such these must be; so very different were they from the gaily- equipped Cavalier cavalry commanded by Prince Rupert. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  7. It was Flip, but Flip made taller by the lengthened skirt and clinging habiliments of fashion. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  8. I was about to turn away when the empty frame of the portico became occupied by a figure, and one so appropriate, in its wig and obsolete habiliments, to the old- world surroundings that it seemed to complete the picture, and I lingered idly to look at it. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  9. If I could borrow that eloquence of Jouffroy which made his hearers turn pale, I might bring up before my readers a long array of pallid ghosts, whom these walls knew well in their earthly habiliments. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  10. They tied their horses to a tree, and having given what assistance they could to the wounded men, they proceeded to strip three of the Parliamentary troopers; and then, laying aside their own habiliments, they dressed themselves in the uniform of the enemy, and mounting their horses made all haste from the place. – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  11. When did the two women exchange clothes, or rather, when did this woman procure the silk habiliments and elaborate adornments of her more opulent rival? – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  12. She stole to the keyhole and thought she recognized the habiliments of her neighbor the dandy. – Orphans of the Storm by Henry MacMahon
  13. I involuntarily started back at being thus transported, as it were, into the days of chivalry, but as soon as my first surprise had passed away and allowed time for a little reflection, I observed that my Knights were made of wood and intended to show off the habiliments of the different orders. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  14. Thunder was still storming inside, and presently he reappeared, and hurled an armful of shirts, boots, trousers and other human habiliments into the air. – The Missing Link by Edward Dyson