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noun as in gown, often for wearing at home

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Women couldn’t leave their homes without a male guardian, and were required to cover their bodies from head to toe in a long robe called a burqa.

While half the citizens were invited to be themselves and express their own opinions, the remaining participants were asked to put on special ceremonial robes and play the part of people from the future.

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Chani had only her robe, flip-flops and the towel wrapped around her hair.

Inside it, Franklin forced open the back door of a house where no one was home, put on a robe from an upstairs closet and headed for the basement.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stayed in her robes while battling several health scares on Obama’s watch, seemingly determined to retire when Hillary Rodham Clinton could make the nomination.

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Not because she disagrees with a hypothetical future president, or because she simply likes the robe.

My fantasy unravels when she opens the robe, revealing a sling around her broken arm.

One act was a man with a short beard, and a short flowing robe: a trademark style of Salafis.

While it may stretch a long way, that robe contains relatively little material.

Then I drew on the white silk robe, embroidered with the Yellow Sign, and placed the crown upon my head.

Il avoit sa belle robe soubs soy (car c'estoit en est), et se preparoit sa harangue funebre.

He had his beautiful robe under him (for it was summer), and was preparing for his funeral oration.

And he girded him about with a glorious girdle, and clothed him with a robe of glory, and crowned him with majestic attire.

The baby's white robe, finely wrought in open-work, was also done, and freshly washed and ironed.

The pipe is then rolled up in its robe of fur, and stowed away in the lodge of its keeper until it is again required.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to robe, such as: bathrobe, costume, dress, frock, garment, and kimono.

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