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a set or style of clothing

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Thomas referred to their faces and habiliments, but they construed it as indicating the Doctor's state of mind.
Their habiliments belonged to that order which is pointedly termed the decent.
In another moment I stood garbed in the habiliments of a Holy Thern.
And now as to your natural question as to what brings me to Earth again and in this, to earthly eyes, strange habiliment.
Thus for what he hid Whitman substituted the soul of a poet ready to receive the habiliments of glory," Catel laments: "After [the first] edition is pruned, recast, and diluted into the later editions of Leaves of Grass, it lacks the air of reality of that first long revealing cry" (quoted in Allen 36).
What is it, then, that we see foreshadowed in this motley influx of duskyhued beings, with their strange habiliments, novel customs, and pantomimic gestures.
More, he encourages them to swathe themselves in the habiliments of civic virtue--churchgoing, charity events, philanthropic endeavors--so that "they may, sub rosa, study and enjoy the philosophy of life" (Pearl, p.
5] Kyoung Taik Park; Doo Hyeong Kim; Chang Don Lee; Han Me Kim; "Power assistance system of working habiliments type for painting worker in ship building," Digital Ecosystems and Technologies Conference (DEST), 2011 Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on , vol.
8) These homespun ideas and images made their way into the public personas of Emerson, Ransom, and Tate, with each donning the habiliments of the "commoner," the "laborer," "the farmer," the American everyman.
As for modernity, it makes (or rather, its habiliments make) an appearance in the novel only peripherally or as a contingent facet of the traditional.
He faces us now from beneath the eagle-perched domes of our capitols and from behind the alphabetical splatters on the doors of welfare and other bureaus of economic or industrial regimentation, dressed not in martial brass but in the habiliments of what the enemy himself has taught us to call peace and progress.
She holds his arm up to the light and, Laurence recalls, "surveyed me from head to foot, the disordered habiliments revealing to her every outline of the equivocal form before her" (19).
472, 475 (1874) {("The call 'to arms,' was a call to put on the habiliments of battle, and I greatly doubt if in any good author of those days, a use of the word arms when applied to a people, can be found, which includes pocket-pistols, dirks, sword-canes, toothpicks, Bowie-knives, and a host of other relics of past barbarism, or inventions of modern savagery of like character.
he is obliged, in a short time afterwards, to get a fresh supply of cotton shirts, waistcoats, and breeches, not only because they are better adapted to the climate, but because the washermen seem to have come under an engagement to the cotton-venders and tailors, to destroy the European habiliments as soon as possible; which indeed they do very effectually, and make no secret of their purpose; for while they thump your linen upon the washing-stones, at every blow they call out Europe
By cultivating an impressive script (orthography), the young student, for example, can sign his bills with flair; etymology affords him the skills to gather funds for his expenditures (his 'compound'); with a command of syntax, he can efficiently spend this compound; his proper pronunciation enables him to match his eloquence with his habiliments.