dishabille

NOUN
  1. the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
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How To Use dishabille In A Sentence

  • Here she manages five idiosyncratic and duly varied performances that will not be outshone by an almost continuous dishabille and brief nudity (mostly from the back) that would be enough to eclipse many a lesser talent.
  • In one oil on view in Paris and Washington, a model in dishabille turns to speak to an artist who warms his hands against a stovepipe in a sexually suggestive gesture.
  • Here she manages five idiosyncratic and duly varied performances that will not be outshone by an almost continuous dishabille and brief nudity (mostly from the back) that would be enough to eclipse many a lesser talent.
  • In one oil on view in Paris and Washington, a model in dishabille turns to speak to an artist who warms his hands against a stovepipe in a sexually suggestive gesture.
  • This coffee-table collection of industrial-therapeutic dishabille — 70 abandoned asylums in 30 states, photographed over six years — is as gorgeous and meditative as it is harrowing. Cover to Cover
  • People meant to be fully clothed lounge around in dishabille; Otto and Leo, intended to be wearing individual pajamas, share one pair instead.
  • There are exquisite touches, executed with extraordinary skill: the allegorically suggestive tear in the curtain; the artist's helpless dishabille; the uniquely knowing expression on the face of the central woman.
  • It made most of the men uneasy when she would try to drag them on to the dance floor, they in their finest dishabille, she in blue jean bellbottoms and nothing else. One of Us
  • He shares his office with skeletons in various stages of dishabille, but that's part of the job for the manager of medical illustration at the Medical University.
  • She was as angry as Caitlin was, but her anger was directed toward Crane, whom she saw as the cause for her sudden state of dishabille.
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