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night robe

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night-robed, adjective Unabridged
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  • Then hastily throwing a night-robe over her shoulders, she opened the door for her friend, who tenderly embraced her.

    Marguerite de Valois Alexandre Dumas
  • Like a flash I jumped up, and, in my night-robe though I was, rushed to the entrance to the corral.

  • With bare feet, and only in her night-robe, she stole tremblingly across the threshold.

    Godolphin, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • "The—key," gasped the sick one, fumbling feebly among the folds of her night-robe.

    The Masked Bridal Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
  • She shrugged; her night-robe slipped and she drew it over her shoulder with a quick movement.

    The Moonlit Way Robert W. Chambers
  • There was Malinda Jane's night-robe hanging on one side of the bed, and there was my night-robe on the other.

  • It was not a night-robe she wore, but an elaborate, trailing dress upon which embroideries in silver shone faintly.

    The Medici Boots Pearl Norton Swet
  • I should like it a little large, because I expect to wear it in my journeys as a night-robe.

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
British Dictionary definitions for night-robe

night robe

(US & Canadian) a loose dress worn in bed by women Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) nightdress
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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