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Definition clothing — especially of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  • formal attire
  • de Breze, who was all astonishment at finding that this young man had the audacity to enter before the king in such attire.
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • attire = clothing
  • And in spite of her extremely plain attire he felt that he would be pleased to sit at table with her.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • And go we to attire you for our journey.
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 2
  • Attired in full dress blues, my new Purple Heart pinned on my chest, close to my Trident, I walked into the Oval Office.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • "Excuse my attire," Mom said, "but I plan to change out of my comfy shoes into some dress shoes for dinner."
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • He looks down at his attire and chuckles.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • The old orchard wore its holiday attire.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • Nothing good could come of our formal attire, of that I was sure.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • —Go fetch My best attires;—I am again for Cydnus, To meet Mark Antony:—sirrah, Iras, go.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • He changed out of his hiking attire and put on the clothes that he had come in, freshly laundered and neatly folded.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • And like having the right snacks, for a true adventure, the proper attire is everything.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Just look at your attire—you reek of street trash.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • [ARIEL re-enters, singing, and helps to attire PROSPERO.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • Nature had given them no inconsiderable share of beauty, and every Sunday dressed them in their cleanest skins and best attire.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The closeness of the heat in the gulf had been most oppressive, and the crew were used to seeing me wandering in that airy attire.
    Joseph Conrad  --  The Secret Sharer
  • From the costly simplicity of her attire, I deduced at once that she belonged to the upper strata of society.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He took off his soutane, beneath which he was wearing close-fitting breeches and a cloth waistcoat, and began changing his attire.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • My Nan shall be the Queen of all the Fairies, Finely attired in a robe of white.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor

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