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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISHABILLE

She would not see him in a dishabille for the world—What can she mean by it?

Hinge, conscious of his dishabille, had retreated at the moment of her entrance.

The disposition in public may be in gay costume, while in private it is in dishabille.

She looked at him as though she had noticed his dishabille for the first time.

We found her in a Brazilian dishabille, and looking harassed and anxious.

She was in dishabille, and only requested time to change her dress.

We found her in a dishabille, intending to go to Hampton Court to-morrow.

She was in her parlour, half dressed in what they call, I believe, a dishabille.

The dishabille, or half-binding (with Russia backs ever) is our costume.

Mrs. Chedsoye was just as beautiful in dishabille as in a ball-gown.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from French déshabillé (17c.), noun use of past participle of déshabiller "to undress" (oneself), from des- (see dis-) + habiller "to dress," originally "prepare, arrange" (see habit).

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