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If her morning attire had seemed over-splendid, what shall I say of her appearance now?

The most carping could have found no flaw in the quiet taste of his attire.

A hardy old soldier, I should judge, from his feature and attire.'

They attire themselves with care, they braid the garland, and they tune the pipe.

The oddity and incongruity of her attire attracted attention.

Let us then see this little fair one in all the bravery of her Sunday attire.'

But he would have to make some changes in his attire and fix that brand on his horse.

She determined that her manner should correspond with her attire.

Laura had naturally noticed the state of his attire, but it was his face that troubled her.

This was King Dawes; nothing else could explain the magnificence of his attire.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to fit out, equip; to dress in finery, to adorn," from Old French atirier "to equip, ready, prepare," from a- "to" + tire "order, row, dress" (see tier). Related: Attired; attiring.

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