from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gown suitable for wearing in the morning.


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  • The Earl of Murray was clad in a sad-coloured morning-gown, with a cap and slippers of the same cloth, but, even in this easy deshabillé, held his sheathed rapier in his hand, a precaution which he adopted when receiving strangers, rather in compliance with the earnest remonstrances of his friends and partisans, than from any personal apprehensions of his own.

    The Abbot

  • Lady Jane, in her morning-gown, was up and above stairs in the nursery superintending the toilettes of her children and listening to the morning prayers which the little creatures performed at her knee.

    Vanity Fair

  • Such a Bohemian was he that he would be quite satisfied if his girl would walk out to him, and become his wife, with any morning-gown on and with any old hat that might come, readiest to hand.

    He Knew He Was Right

  • His night-cap and morning-gown, had whilome been of tartan, but, equally cautious and frugal, the honest Bailie had got them dyed black, lest their original ill-omened colour might remind his visitors of his unlucky excursion to Derby.


  • I found just risen, in his morning-gown, and slippers.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • 'Good Ged!' was the cry from the morning-gown standing quivering at the door.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Mayakin, in a greasy morning-gown, a counting-board in his hand, began to move about in his leather-covered arm-chair impatiently, and said with animation:

    The Man Who Was Afraid

  • Stella may ride by, and see Presto in his morning-gown in the garden, and so go up with Joe to the Hill of Bree, and round by

    The Journal to Stella

  • This done, he spreads over her the richly-lined India morning-gown presented to her a few days ago by the Judge, who, as she says, so wantonly betrayed her, and on whom she sought revenge.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith

  • Masses of glossy dark hair fell over the delicate hand that supported her head; her morning-gown, of pink French muslin, fell apart, and revealed a white embroidered skirt, from beneath which obtruded one small foot, in an open-work silk stocking; the slipper having fallen to the ground.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

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