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Anna Karenina
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  • The old curly birches of the gardens, all their twigs laden with snow, looked as though freshly decked in sacred vestments.
  • Meanwhile the officiating clergy had got into their vestments, and the priest and deacon came out to the lectern, which stood in the forepart of the church.
  • The priest was continually sending first the beadle and then the deacon to find out whether the bridegroom had not come, more and more often he went himself, in a lilac vestment and an embroidered sash, to the side door, expecting to see the bridegroom.
  • The little old priest in his ecclesiastical cap, with his long silvery-gray locks of hair parted behind his ears, was fumbling with something at the lectern, putting out his little old hands from under the heavy silver vestment with the gold cross on the back of it.
  • He looked with weary and melancholy eyes at the bride and bridegroom, sighed, and putting his right hand out from his vestment, blessed the bridegroom with it, and also with a shade of solicitous tenderness laid the crossed fingers on the bowed head of Kitty.

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  • It takes a moment for Lev to recognize him—mainly because he’s not wearing his modest pastor’s vestments.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • "First of all his luggage had to be put in carefully because his vestments couldn’t be crushed.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family

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