Usage examples for vestment

  1. Over and over, through the long hours he had asked himself that, and, as he brooded, the idealization with which he had adorned her fell like an enshrouding drapery to the dust; of the vestment of fancy nothing but tatters remained. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  2. She seldom worked, save for the poor; but she longed to do some honour to the one man who would have promoted her nearly vanished scheme, and this work she trusted to offer for a vestment to be used at his burial Mass. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. I look on the pale vestment of clay in which you suffered, and know that for you the awful mystery is solved. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  4. Carry your wolf within your most secret chamber, and put his vestment therein. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  5. On hearing the row and suspecting its cause- for Pat had fled from the kingdom of Kerry from perils of the same sort- his reverence jumped out of bed with a great pound on the floor, and not knowing where to look for his clothes in the dark, he seized his surplice, which always lay in the press at the head of his bed, and got into it with miraculous speed, whisking along the floor two pounds and a half of Mr. Fogarty's best bacon, which the holy man had concealed in the folds of that sacred vestment, to elude the predatory instincts of the women, and from which he and Mr. Mahony were wont to cut their jovial rashers. – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu