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attire
used in Anna Karenina

14 uses
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Definition
clothing — especially of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
  • Altogether, Anna, on turning, after the departure of her guests, to the consideration of her attire, was very much annoyed.
    Part One (95% in)
  • ...her dress, her coiffure, and all the preparations for the ball had cost Kitty great trouble and consideration, at this moment she walked into the ballroom in her elaborate tulle dress over a pink slip as easily and simply as though all the rosettes and lace, all the minute details of her attire, had not cost her or her family a moment's attention, as though she had been born in that tulle and lace, with her hair done up high on her head, and a rose and two leaves on the top of it.
    Part One (65% in)
  • Now she understood that Anna could not have been in lilac, and that her charm was just that she always stood out against her attire, that her dress could never be noticeable on her.
    Part One (67% in)
  • With a flying, feminine glance she scanned her attire, and made a movement of her head, hardly perceptible, but understood by Kitty, signifying approval of her dress and her looks.
    Part One (68% in)
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch had gone down to his room, undressed, again washed, and attired in a nightshirt with goffered frills, he had got into bed, but Levin still lingered in his room, talking of various trifling matters, and not daring to ask what he wanted to know.
    Part Two (45% in)
  • A stable boy, spruce and smart in his holiday attire, met them with a broom in his hand, and followed them.
    Part Two (53% in)
  • To the carriage, instead of the restive Raven, they had harnessed, thanks to the representations of Marya Philimonovna, the bailiff's horse, Brownie, and Darya Alexandrovna, delayed by anxiety over her own attire, came out and got in, dressed in a white muslin gown.
    Part Three (22% in)
  • Levin saw proofs of this in his dress, in the old-fashioned threadbare coat, obviously not his everyday attire, in his shrewd, deep-set eyes, in his idiomatic, fluent Russian, in the imperious tone that had become habitual from long use, and in the resolute gestures of his large, red, sunburnt hands, with an old betrothal ring on the little finger.
    Part Three (81% in)
  • But if it affords you satisfaction to gaze at Therese in the attire of Eve....
    Part Four (8% in)
  • He was attired as though for a wedding, from his cravat to his double watch-chain and varnished boots.
    Part Four (16% in)
  • "The conductor, forgetting the proverb, would have chucked me out on account of my attire; but thereupon I began expressing my feelings in elevated language, and.... you, too," he said, addressing Karenin and forgetting his name, "at first would have ejected me on the ground of the old coat, but afterwards you took my part, for which I am extremely grateful."
    Part Four (39% in)
  • "I saw you were in uncertainty about me," said Levin, smiling good-naturedly, "but I made haste to plunge into intellectual conversation to smooth over the defects of my attire."
    Part Four (39% in)
  • ...scalloped collar, that in such a maidenly fashion hid her long neck at the sides and only showed it in front, her strikingly slender figure, and it seemed to him that she looked better than ever—not because these flowers, this veil, this gown from Paris added anything to her beauty; but because, in spite of the elaborate sumptuousness of her attire, the expression of her sweet face, of her eyes, of her lips was still her own characteristic expression of guileless truthfulness.
    Part Five (11% in)
  • Dolly was wanting to go to bed when Anna came in to see her, attired for the night.
    Part Six (71% in)

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