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Habit (verb)

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To Hábit. v.a. [from the noun.] To dress; to accoutre; to array.

    Present yourself and your fair princess
Before Leontes:
She shall be habited as it becomes
The partner of your bed.
Shakesp. Winter's Tale.

Having called to his memory Sir George Villiers, and the cloaths he used to wear, in which at that time he seemed to be habited, he thought him to be that person. Clarendon.

They habited themselves like those rural deities, and imitated them in their rustick dances. Dryden.

Sources: Clarendon, Edward (73) · Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

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