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The crown, crown jewels, and scepter are part of the Queen’s regalia.
  clothes and objects indicative of high office — especially royalty


any special clothes indicating one’s role or membership in a group
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  • The crown, crown jewels, and scepter are part of the Queen’s regalia.
  • The general arrived in full regalia.
  • I attended the costume party in the regalia of a Harley-riding biker complete with leather jacket and chains.
  • And on the other side of the waiting room, segregated by some chairs and modern time, were Vlad, a breathless Marion, and at least twenty other warriors and maidens, all decked out in full medieval regalia.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You

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    In the confusion that followed, if the Archbishop of Canterbury had materialized in full regalia Jean Louise would not have been in the least surprised: the congregation had failed to notice any change in Mrs. Haskins’s lifelong interpretation, and they intoned the Doxology to its bitter end as they had been reared to do, while Mrs. Haskins…
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Werner is summoned by an eleven-year-old in full regalia to the commandant’s office.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Surely behind those glassy, candid doors there are no more long wooden pointers, no black rubber strap, no hard wooden desks in rows; no King and Queen in their stiff regalia, no inkwells; no sniggering about underpants; no bitter, whiskery old women.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • A Highlander in full regalia is an impressive sight—any Highlander, no matter how old, ill-favored, or crabbed in appearance.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A guard in full regalia stood outside, pointing to his watch.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The gods arrived a few minutes later in their full war regalia, thundering into the throne room and expecting a battle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian

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  • The garden was full of Shadowhunters—twenty maybe thirty, of them in dark hunting regalia, inked with Marks, each holding a blazing witchlight stone.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • CHAPTER XXII TOM joined the new order of Cadets of Temperance, being attracted by the showy character of their "regalia."
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • The elevator doors of the fifty-ninth, sixtieth and sixty-first floors were padlocked; a single door and one elevator were left as sole means of access, guarded by soldiers in full battle regalia.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She had simply turned the royal regalia into a device for her memory.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The assembly of brothers encircling him all were adorned in their full regalia of lambskin aprons, sashes, and white gloves.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Ascending the stairs to my room I passed a large four-color poster titled "Himalayan Trilogy," depicting Everest, K2, and Lhotse-the planet’s highest, second highest, and fourth-highest mountains, respectively Superimposed against the images of these peaks, the poster showed a grinning, bearded man in full alpine regalia.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • She arrived wearing full scholar regalia.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • When he came into a room clad in his full purple regalia from thatch to toe, he resembled a Turner sunset, and attracted both admiration and attention.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • On the walls of their dingy flats were maps of Africa and India and Japan, pictures of Japanese generals and admirals, portraits of Marcus Garvey in gaudy regalia, the faces of colored men and women from all parts of the world.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • …the actual world not at the age of one second but of twelve years, the delicate garments of his pagehood already half concealed beneath that harsh and shapeless denim cut to an iron pattern and sold by the millions—that burlesque uniform and regalia of the tragic burlesque of the sons of Ham; —a slight silent child who could not even speak English, picked suddenly up out of whatever debacle the only life he knew had disintegrated into, by a creature whom he had seen once and learned to…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • He was very little distinguished in dress from his subjects, nor had he any regalia of majesty to support his dignity; and yet there seemed (as Mr Jones said) to be somewhat in his air which denoted authority, and inspired the beholders with an idea of awe and respect; though all this was perhaps imaginary in Jones; and the truth may be, that such ideas are incident to power, and almost inseparable from it.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Though it was nearly ninety degrees, Padre Esteban arrived in full priestly regalia, to bless the team and sanctify their field.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Others were not; and the astonished gate guards, checking and inspecting for illicit baggage, saw one lunatic in full diplomatic regalia march through with a pack on his back.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Selected visitors were permitted to pay their condolences, including the chief aide to the Crown governor who wore his full military regalia, a symbol of the Crown’s concern.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Yet even they were upstaged by the main attractions of the gathering, a dozen or more sachems and warriors of the Caughnawaga Indians in full regalia who had been invited to dine, together with their wives and children.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • There was a big parade the day before the Reenactment, which gave the reenactors an opportunity to march through town in full regalia in front of all the tourists, because the next day they’d be so covered in smoke and dirt that no one would notice the shiny brass buttons on their authentic shell jackets.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • …grave-mound, hauling a stone that coped it well,
    we planted his balanced oar aloft to crown his tomb.
    And so we saw to his rites, each step in turn.
    Nor did our coming back from Death escape Circe—
    she hurried toward us, decked in rich regalia,
    handmaids following close with trays of bread
    and meats galore and glinting ruddy wine.
    And the lustrous goddess, standing in our midst,
    hailed us warmly: ’Ah my daring, reckless friends!
    You who ventured down to the House of Death…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • The slide was a famous mural depicting George Washington dressed in full Masonic regalia standing before an odd-looking contraption—a giant wooden tripod that supported a rope-and-pulley system from which was suspended a massive block of stone.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Sometimes his hopes ran high—so high that he would venture to get out his regalia and practise before the looking-glass.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • They tramped gayly along, over decaying logs, through tangled underbrush, among solemn monarchs of the forest, hung from their crowns to the ground with a drooping regalia of grape-vines.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Inside the spectacular marble foyer sits a massive bronze of George Washington in full Masonic regalia, along with the actual trowel he used to lay the cornerstone of the Capitol Building.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • A powerful man adorned in lavish purple and yellow regalia stared down at him.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "From that rear entrance, you’re navigating through the Hall of Regalia, the Hall of Honor, the middle landing, the Atrium, the Grand Stair—"
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The men were dressed in ritual Masonic regalia.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
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