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  • n. Plural form of nightgown.


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  • She made little corset covers and chemises of fine but fairly inexpensive lawns, and, with simple flowered designs and perfect laundering, her nightgowns were always sweetly fresh and dainty.

    Chapter 4

  • (?) of women, dressed in white, "nightgowns" (grave clothes?), lying still, face upward, on the ground beneath the trees surrounding the churchyard.


  • After we get our mother settled in to her new home, I run around to stores, collecting things for her room—a lamp, socks, toiletries, nightgowns.

    The Memory Palace

  • Our mother is too weak to unwrap her gifts, so we take the soft flannel nightgowns out of the box for her.

    The Memory Palace

  • In the twinkling of an eye they say, the righteous will ascend, dropping golden dental work, nightgowns, and perhaps some spouses.

    Brenda Peterson: Why I Still Want To Be Left Behind

  • He had images of nightgowns and fuzzy slippers and hot cocoa, and no, he most certainly did not want that.

    A Light at Winter’s End

  • With Athena sitting in the rocker supervising the process, Ali commenced folding all the incredibly tiny outfits and separating them first by sort (blankets, shirts, nightgowns, and snuggle outfits) and second by colors (blues and greens, pinks and yellows).

    Fatal Error

  • Sex is fruit and sighing and transparent nightgowns and sudden bravery.

    Discussion: On Sex in Fiction

  • There were tea cups laid on narrow ledges; jars of commercial goods with their faded labels; ragged nightgowns on wire hangers; even a woman's kit of makeup as if we had broken in on an outlandish bedroom.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

  • Probably wearing one of those loose-fitting floral nightgowns she always wore when we were growing up.

    Extra Ticket


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