They wrapped me in a robe and I went back to the living room.
While it may stretch a long way, that robe contains relatively little material.
My fantasy unravels when she opens the robe, revealing a sling around her broken arm.
“When she walked up those steps and opened that robe, it was insanity,” Rosenberg said.
Not because she disagrees with a hypothetical future president, or because she simply likes the robe.
This is that robe without seam, which the impious Jews would have torn but could not.
The monk pulled off his mask and flung his robe in the corner.
Cissy Carroll drew back her robe from contact with the kneeling suppliant.
A gentleman straightens his robe and cap, and settles his look.
The robe was handed over without quarreling to the Man of Mtzkhet.
"long, loose outer garment," late 13c., from Old French robe "long, loose outer garment" (12c.), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German rouba "vestments"), from West Germanic *raubo "booty" (cf. Old High German roub "robbery, breakage"), which also yielded rob (v.).
Presumably the notion is of garments taken from the enemy as spoils, and the Old French word had a secondary sense of "plunder, booty," while Germanic cognates had both senses; e.g. Old English reaf "plunder, booty, spoil; garment, armor, vestment." Meaning "dressing gown" is from 1854. Metonymic sense of "the legal profession" is attested from 1640s.
late 14c., from robe (n.). Related: Robed; robing.