robe-de-chambre love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dressing gown, or morning gown.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dressing-gown or morning dress, whether for men or for women—the exact signification varying with the fashion and habits of the day.
  • n. A dress cut in a certain negligée style: thus, a robe-de-chambre is mentioned as worn at a party in 1732.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a robe worn before dressing or while lounging


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  • They make a vast parade of measures; but, not unfrequently, these are so ill adapted to the objects proposed, as to put us in mind of Monsieur Jourdain's calling for his robe-de-chambre — pour mieux entendre la musique.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • After throwing over his shoulders his robe-de-chambre Mr. Bennett asked, “Where do you think Livingstone is?”

    How I Found Livingstone

  • Old Schwerin, the Chief Minister, still with his nightcap on and a robe-de-chambre flapping round his ankles, was hobbling along towards me, with a little knot of attendants fussing in his wake.

    Royal Flash

  • M. Labat was a good swimmer: he did not stop a moment to reflect on the danger of the attempt, but, ill as he was, threw off his robe-de-chambre, leaped into the flood, and caught the drowning stranger at the moment when, having lost all sensation, he must have otherwise inevitably perished.

    The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes Historical, Literary, and Humorous—A New Selection

  • One morning, when promenading in his robe-de-chambre, on a terrace elevated a little above the river, he saw a traveller thrown by a furious horse, from the opposite bank, into the midst of the torrent.

    The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes Historical, Literary, and Humorous—A New Selection

  • She reached Moy, quite out of breath, before Lord Loudon and his troops; and the Prince had just time to escape, in his robe-de-chambre, nightcap, and slippers, to the neighbouring mountains, where he passed the night in concealment.

    The Book of Three Hundred Anecdotes Historical, Literary, and Humorous—A New Selection

  • Old Hickory was President; how he went up to the general's private apartment, where he found him in a ragged robe-de-chambre, smoking his pipe; how, when he intimated that the President might before coming down slick himself a bit, he received the half-laughing rebuke: "Buchanan, I once knew a man in Virginia who made himself independently rich by minding his own business";

    Marse Henry : an autobiography,

  • The other hand caught up before her the long skirts of a pretty robe-de-chambre, beneath whose edge a hand's-breadth of white silk shimmered and the toe of a silken mule was visible.

    The Lone Wolf A Melodrama

  • Bess seized the quilt from the bed and descended into the back yard, clad only in her lingerie for sleeping, a silk robe-de-chambre and satin mules, while I followed, likewise garmented.

    The Golden Bird

  • Clad in a dark silk robe-de-chambre, with her cheek pressed against the blue velvet lining of the chair, Cornelia's face wore a sickly, sallow hue, which was rendered more palpable by her black, glittering eyes and jetty hair.



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