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Civilian dress   /səvˈɪljən drɛs/   Listen
Civilian dress

noun
1.
Ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc..  Synonyms: civilian clothing, civilian garb, plain clothes.






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"Civilian dress" Quotes from Famous Books



... journalist. But here, where it is a serious matter, you will find yourself in the wrong, just for once. [Pause.] I may be obliged to say a few words this evening. It used to be said of me in the regiment, indeed, that I could always speak to the point, but these manoeuvres in civilian dress disconcert me a little. Let's think it over! It will be only proper for me to mention Oldendorf in my speech, of course with due respect and appreciation; yes indeed, I must do that. He is an honest fellow, with an excellent heart, and a scholar with fine judgment. And he can be very amiable ...
— The German Classics Of The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Volume 12 • Various

... have heard such words from the mouth of an American officer. It is by such deeds, sir, that our cause is too often disgraced. We are soldiers fighting for the independence of our country—not lawless marauders. Had these men been taken in their civilian dress over on our side of the river they would have been tried and hung as spies; but they were on neutral ground, and, in fact, in the rear of their own posts. There is no shadow of defense for such an accusation. Should I ever hear a similar suggestion I shall at once report your conduct to General ...
— True to the Old Flag - A Tale of the American War of Independence • G. A. Henty

... Mr. Loring stood in civilian dress and soldier attitude, hat in hand, an attentive listener, never interposing a word or hazarding a remark. When the General stopped the lieutenant remained silent and standing. The General looked perturbed, halted and ...
— A Wounded Name • Charles King



Words linked to "Civilian dress" :   civies, wear, civvies, vesture, clothing, civilian clothing, habiliment, article of clothing, mufti, wearable



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