finely-dressed love

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  • In her riveting memoir, whose final chapters speak of her new life in France, she describes, with awe and discomfort, the finely-dressed women of Metz and their opulent life style, including for a short time her own, with its servants, maids, laborers and running footmen.

    France, Early Modern.

  • As he was walking home along the Nevski, he could not help noticing a well-shaped and aggressively finely-dressed woman, who was quietly walking in front of him along the broad asphalt pavement.

    Resurrection

  • A fat and finely-dressed gentleman — probably the architect — stood by the scaffolding, pointing upward and explaining something to a contractor, a peasant from the Vladimir Government, who was respectfully listening to him.

    Resurrection

  • Indeed most of the slave women have no higher aspiration than that of becoming the finely-dressed mistress of some white man.

    Clotel; or, The President's Daughter: A Narrative of Slave Life in the United States. By William Wells Brown, A Fugitive Slave, Author of "Three Years in Europe." With a Sketch of the Author's Life

  • However, he took no notice of them at all, but merely slumped down in his chair, only waking up a bit when Mr Marvel came on to do his conjuring, with a very handsome, finely-dressed Barney as assistant.

    The Rubadub Mystery

  • Imagine the appearance of these saloons between two and five o'clock in the afternoon during the season, filled as they are with chattering and finely-dressed ladies, -- Parisiennes, Russians with their lazy accent,

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • Indeed, many of the slave-women have no higher aspiration than that of becoming the finely-dressed mistress of some white man.

    Clotelle: a Tale of the Southern States

  • "O yes, dear godmother," replied Cinderella; and then, with a good deal of hesitation, she added, "but how can I make my appearance among so many finely-dressed people in these shabby clothes?"

    Little Cinderella

  • His mother never staid in the nursery; she was always down in the drawing-room, talking to finely-dressed ladies; and, when his father came home from the store, he never played with his little boy, but went into the gentlemen's room, to smoke cigars.

    Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends

  • Indeed, the greater portion of the colored women, in the days of slavery, had no greater aspiration than that of becoming the finely-dressed mistress of some white man.

    Clotelle; or, the Colored Heroine, a tale of the Southern States; or, the President's Daughter

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