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Sunday best

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sunday best the best attire you have which is worn to church on Sunday
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Usage

In literature:

All the countryside of Vexin and of Caux had trooped into the town with women and children in their Sunday best.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
It was Sunday, and these village folks were dressed in their best clothes.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Aw, my best Sunday bonnet, only wore at me once, look at the crunched it is!
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
While he was asleep on this Sunday afternoon Ontario Moggs came down to Hendon dressed in his Sunday best.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Of the many good books which the Messrs. Lothrop have prepared for the shelves of Sunday-school libraries, "Yensie Walton" is one of the best.
"Famous Islands and Memorable Voyages" by Anonymous
The tinker was in his Sunday's best, clean and smart, about to take his lounge in the park.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
The milkmaid appeared in the doorway, clad in her Sunday best, as on the day she came.
"Lisbeth Longfrock" by Hans Aanrud
Sunday opens with the delight of an extra hour in bed, and the wearing of best clothes.
"The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's" by A. Mildred Cable
His clothes were his Sunday best, and none too good at that; he was painfully conscious of the contrast of their raiment.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Virginia Water itself lies more than a mile from the station, and is not at its best on Saturdays and Sundays.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
You are in your Sunday-best clothes!
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
And thinking of it took away the best part of his Sunday night's sleep.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
I do my best; but there isn't a single boy in the Sunday School who can't bowl me.
"Scally" by Ian Hay
I'll run off at once and get clean, and I'll get into my Sunday best if you wish it.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
They were her best Sunday boots.
"The House in Town" by Susan Warner
He broke the cover off the best hymn-book in the parson's pew last Sunday.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
All in our Sunday's best.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They were now dressed in their Sunday's best.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
But the Sunday morning was the best.
"A Country Gentleman and his Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Half-an-hour later he caught sight of the child Samuel running down the avenue wearing his best Sunday coat.
"The Weans at Rowallan" by Kathleen Fitzpatrick
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In poetry:

Jim was known the dames as 'Big Boy,
Of Molls, he had six of the best,
With six it was heaven... he could have had seven,
But on Sunday he needed a rest.
"A Tale Of The Rockies" by Billy Bennett
'There's no better farmer in Silver Garsdale
Than thi faither. Aa! Luve, thoo looks a bit pale. .
I've no use for my Sunday best
Or my hair be-ribboned like all the rest.
"The Daughter Of Gypsy Nan" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
My learned Daw, with his advice,
Shall mount the pulpit in a trice
On Sunday next; he thinks it best,
Before the scabby flock are dress'd,
Whisper the Priest who hunts for pelf--
Hark ye, physician--heal thyself."
"The Jack Daw" by William Hutton
Nex' day Mar Flood she takes 'er Sunday dress
An' 'er best bonnet up to town.
'Er game's to see the girl at this address
An' word 'er in regard to comin' down
To take Smith be su'prise. My part's to fix
A meetin' so there won't be any mix.
"Half a Man" by C J Dennis

In news:

SUNDAY BEST STAR CHECKS IN WITH JADE HARRELL.
Birmingham's Jeremy Hill eliminated from 'Sunday Best' on BET (video).
Jeremy Hill did his best with "Chasing After You," but it wasn't enough for "Sunday Best.".
Local singers do their 'Sunday Best'.
BET's 'Sunday Best' seeks audience members for upcoming New Orleans tapings.
Kirk Franklin and the crew of Bet's "Sunday's Best" will be in town to film some episodes.
Earth Puts on Its Sunday Best.
Sunday Best Finalist, Dontavies Boatwright Dies from Heart Attack.
One of the finalist from Sunday Best, Season 2 has suddenly passed.
The NCAA Super Regional pitting the Tennessee Lady Vols and Michigan Wolverines will be played Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28 ESPN will televise the best-of-three series beginning Saturday at noon ET.
"Once," the intimate story of two young Irish musicians based on the 2006 movie, emerged as the big winner at the Tony Awards on Sunday night in New York, grabbing best new musical and seven other awards.
We had our "Church Clothes/Sunday Best" and they weren't worn to play in, they were for church.
Best bands to see on Sunday.
Jose Bautista destroyed Twins pitching all weekend, saving his best for last Sunday when he went deep three times to send the home team to an eighth straight loss.
Here are some of the best deals and Freebies at CVS starting Sunday.
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