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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • p. p Drest of Dress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drest An occasional preterit and past participle of dress.
    • n drest See drast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • pa.t., pa.p Drest drest of Dress.
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  • Walt Whitman
    “And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.”


In literature:

She drest herself, frightened and tremulous at the mere idea of seeing again that dear house.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
Sit down and rest you, and tell us how they drest you, and how you wan awa.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
She was almost drest when he entered.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
Aileen is almost drest, and I must go smart myself.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Borrowed guise fits not the wise, a simple look is best; Native grace becomes a face though ne'er so rudely drest.
"Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" by Various
The girls are handsome, and always well drest.
"Travels in France during the years 1814-1815" by Archibald Alison
The better sort eat Buffalo, or Fowls ill drest, and abundance of Rice with it.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
When he was completely drest again, he turned to Peg.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
As soon as they are drest they must go to breakfast, and when that is done, immediately to dinner.
"In Praise of Folly Illustrated with Many Curious Cuts" by Desiderius Erasmus
Dr. =Johnson=, as I beheld him, was a full, pursy Man, very ill drest, and of slovenly Aspect.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Fair nymphs, and well-drest youths around her shone, But ev'ry eye was fix'd on her alone.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
And truth severe, by fairy fiction drest.
"The Golden Treasury" by Various
He drest, and was off to Mr. Dawkins.
"International Short Stories" by Various
And truth severe, by fairy fiction drest.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
He enters from the street and is drest in street costume.
"Tieck's Essay on the Boydell Shakspere Gallery" by George Henry Danton
His wounds are drest.
"Torrent of Portyngale" by Unknown
People are more rough and free and easy drest than your way.
"The Wound Dresser" by Walt Whitman
Blue fish, white fish, and black fish, may be drest in this manner.
"Miss Leslie's New Cookery Book" by Eliza Leslie
She was very fat herself, and want very thoroughly drest about the neck and naber hood.
"Josh Billings on Ice" by Henry Wheeler Shaw
The king is come to marshal us, all in his armour drest; And he has bound a snow-white plume upon his gallant crest.
"English Songs and Ballads" by Various

In poetry:

Hark to the winning sound!
They summon thee, dearest,
Saying; "We have drest for thee the ground,
Nor yet thou appearest.
"To Ellen, At The South" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sister-winds their playmates are,
The gentle South and West,
And quickly come they from afar
To help them all get drest.
"Why Blossoms Fall" by Alma Frances McCollum
And meeting with a ladyes vest,
Within the same myself I drest;
With silken robes and jewels rare,
I deckt me, as a ladye faire;
"The Lady Turned Serving-Man" by Anonymous British
Peers can no such charms discover,
All in stars and garters drest,
As on Sundays does the lover,
With his nosegay on his breast.
"The Princess Elizabeth, when a prisoner at Woodstock, 1554" by William Shenstone
As drest in charms the lonely flower
Smiles in the distant vale,
With beauty gilds the morning hour,
And scents the evening gale;
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Yet here as to the patriarch's tent
God's angel comes a guest;
He comes on heaven's high errand sent,
In earth's poor raiment drest.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes