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Habiliment

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Habíliment. n.s. [habilement, French.] Dress; cloaths; garment.

            He the fairest Una found,
Strange lady, in so strange habiliment,
Teaching the satyres.
Fairy Queen, b. i. cant. 6.

My riches are these poor habiliments,
Of which if you should here disfurnish me,
You take the sum and substance that I have.
Shakespeare.

The clergy should content themselves with wearing gowns and other habiliments of Irish drapery. Swift.

Sources: Spenser, Edmund (254) · Swift, Jonathan (306) · Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona (41)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Habiliment." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 22, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4023.


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