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Sunday clothes

Definitions

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

In literature:

When Easter Sunday morning came it was so warm only spring clothes could be worn.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
I told him I knew nothing about it, because I hadn't got any Sunday clothes myself.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
You hadn't clothes like that when you married me, and no coat to put on of a Sunday any more than any other day.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
His mother told me that he had put on his Sunday clothes and that she had seen him going down the road.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
The door opened, and the maid ushered in a middle-aged workman in his Sunday clothes, accompanied by a woman whom Max guessed to be his wife.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
But,' says he, 'I ought to 'a' known it this mornin' so I could 'a' put on my Sunday clothes.
"Aunt Jane of Kentucky" by Eliza Calvert Hall
Her decks had been newly holy-stoned; the brass work had been cleaned; the guns polished, and the crew had on their Sunday clothes.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
I declare you have put on your Sunday clothes!
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Sunday made no difference to his clothes, and he wore the grey suit and flannel collar of their first meeting.
"The Wooden Horse" by Hugh Walpole
I declare you have put on your Sunday clothes!
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
In the seventeenth century clothes were not discarded as they are today for the garments, particularly for "Sunday wear" were carefully made.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
Mr. Steires, who on last Friday was the wealthiest man in town, on Sunday was compelled to borrow the dress which clothed his wife.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
I was sure you would want to see her in her Sunday clothes.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
Before or after school, or on Saturdays or Sundays, some of them could scarcely be recognized in their home-clothes.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
I tuck him by the shoulder and I said: 'Have ye anny Sunday clothes?
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
She was frightened to put on her Sunday clothes.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
Den us buy what am Sunday clothes with dat money, sech as hats and pants and shoes and dresses.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
My Sunday suit of clothes had occupied me greatly for some weeks.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
He did, indeed, wear coarse gray stockings, and his jacket and trousers were made out of Fausch's cast off Sunday clothes.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
His pipe and pot would often be laid upon the shelf, and the proceeds spent in Sunday clothes for the children.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 92, June, 1865" by Various
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In poetry:

They walk with girls o' Sundays,
All in their Sunday clothes;
And of a Sunday evening
Go where good liquor flows.
"The New Recruit" by Katharine Tynan
Water, sun, and windy air
Make the clothes clean, white, and sweet
Lay them now in lavender
For the Sunday, folded neat!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald
"And when that time shall come, mother,
You shall have some Sunday clothes,
Then you can go to church, mother--
You cannot go in those.
"Who Cares?" by John Hartley
Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueback cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.
"Those Winter Sundays" by Robert Hayden
When Mollie saw my "cottage" and the way that I had "bached",
She smiled, but I could see that she was "blue;"
Then she found my "Sunday-clothes" all soiled and torn and patched,
And she hid her face and shed a tear or two.
"The Pioneer" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

BRATTLEBORO — Three Massachusetts men, one of them an admitted heroin addict, allegedly stole more than $5,400 worth of clothing from the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham on Sunday afternoon.
A burglar caught in a woman's bedroom in Pasadena was later found to be wearing her lingerie under his clothes, a lieutenant said Sunday.
Sunday school class holds food, clothing, gift drive.
Sunday school class holds food, clothing, gift drive.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)— Zoic Clothing is celebrating its 15th anniversary by returning to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which starts today and runs through Sunday.
Downtown Mystic clothing store Clad in will host an appearance from 11 am to 5 pm Sunday of London apparel designer Ray Harris, fresh off New York's Fashion Week, where he showed off his fall and winter collections.
On Sunday, Nov 4, the sustainability group will provide how-to information and address the benefits of cloth diapering, which include lower costs, less waste to landfills and more comfort for baby.
Patch reported Elijah Singleton, 21, of the New Egypt section of Plumsted allegedly took the clothing at 4:30 am Sunday from bins in the parking lot of Eric's Plaza, a shopping center on Lacey Road.
Retail sales during Mexico's "Buen Fin " campaign at stores that have been open for at least a year rose nearly 30 percent over last year, on strong sales of general merchandise, clothes and shoes, a retailers' association said on Sunday.
Brett Favre stood in street clothes on the sideline in what likely was the final game of his 20-season career, watching the Detroit Lions beat his Minnesota Vikings 20-13 on Sunday.
Starting on Sunday, April 1, we all get a break if we purchase new clothing and footwear, if each item costs less than $110 dollars in New York State.
Knife Carry Close Up- On Sunday Best Clothing.
Corey Perrine/Staff Shade cloth is seen close up Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 in Naples.
An historical clothing exhibit is 11 a.m.-4 pm Saturday, Sunday and Oct 20 at the Dangberg Home Ranch.
Among the winning bidders at Julien's Auctions' sale of Michael Jackson clothes on Sunday: Lady Gaga, apparently.
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