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  • n. Alternative spelling of Sunday best.


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  • A young courting couple, in their Sunday-best, are embraced in a bucolic setting against sunny skies.

    Gordy Grundy: Laughing at the Artwork of John Tottenham

  • He becomes one of a dozen state finalists, and though he corners a committee member to "give the irresistible impression of humble origins transcended ... [by affecting] a Sunday-best vocabulary garnered from ... [his] brain-restoring drills," he realizes he has no chance for a Rhodes scholarship.

    Anis Shivani: Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

  • Sunday-best should be worn by participants and the table should be beautifully decorated, with a white tablecloth in imitation of the white vestments used at Mass and even the good china and silver.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I looked down the bar there at the Badlands Saloon, all slow motion, another dream except not a dream, all those old people sitting there on a Tuesday afternoon in their Sunday-best—polyester suits and floral-print dresses, neckties and Stetsons and gold rings, perfume and cologne, but none of the usual Badlands Saloon revelry.

    The Dadlands Saloon

  • It was clear that Mr. Siriano was among friends: The audience gasped appreciatively as soon as the first look, a slim Sunday-best skirt, blouse and My Fair Lady-esque hat, came out.

    For Richard Chai, bring on the Love

  • With Sunday-best wit, and more than a few God nods, Huckabee seized his moments and perhaps did enough this evening to move into a dead-heat (or even to the lead as one poll suggested) with long-standing front-runner here, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor.

    Douglas Burns: In CNN/YouTube Debate, Mike Huckabee Builds On Iowa Momentum

  • He saw a little five or six year old girl wearing a beautiful Sunday-best pink dress, obviously there to visit her incarcerated father.

    Diane Dimond: Prisoner's Children Are Punished Too -- Part Two

  • Kelly, wearing his Sunday-best dark suit, black and white spectator shoes and neatly braided cornrows, worked the crowd with the confidence of a man without a care in the world.

    Innocent Until ... When?

  • To give the irresistible impression of humble origins transcended, I affected a lazy backwoods drawl and combined it with a Sunday-best vocabulary straight out of my thesaurus exercises.

    Lost in the Meritocracy

  • There were not many clown outfits in evidence among the Sunday-best suits on the 1963 March on Washington.

    Archive 2007-08-01


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