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  • adj. That dresses well; characterized by fashionable, attractive clothes.

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

  • adj. having tasteful clothing and being scrupulously neat


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  • California police and the FBI are on the hunt for a dapper man dubbed the "well-dressed bandit" who has held up banks 10 times in the last year.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • In wealthier neighborhoods, “there were many more well-dressed and highly-dressed coloured people than white; and among this dark gentry the finest French cloths, embroidered waistcoats, patent-leather shoes, resplendent brooches, silk hats, kid gloves, and eau de mille-fleurs, were quite common.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Here all the prostitutes reside, among whom are many fine well-dressed women, and it is remarkable that they live in much greater cordiality one with another than any nests of that kind do in Britain or Ireland.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Bertha Richardson spoke for her fellow feminist reformers when she reported that after seeing well-dressed working girls, “you went home thoughtful about those girls who wasted their hard-earned money on cheap imitation, who dressed beyond their station, and you failed to see what enjoyment they got out of it.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As the story goes, nationally televised images of well-dressed children marching into jail, and of protesters being blasted with hoses and attacked by German shepherds, at a time when the United States was engaged in a competition with Communism for the hearts and minds of dark-skinned people in the Third World, made segregation a contradiction that had to be eliminated.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Dottie Jensen, a well-dressed woman in her seventies with white-blond hair, blue eye shadow, and frosted pink lipstick, can often be found in the front section of the sanctuary during services.

    American Grace

  • Here, the shoe genius fills in the blanks on being well-dressed, his nighttime ritual and things that we have too much of.

    Blue Carreon: A Conversation With Shoe Designer Bruno Frisoni of Roger Vivier

  • Even tracking through the be-grimed spaces with numerous other, well-dressed denizens of the international art world, all as intent on keeping their clothes clean as looking at the work, one passes through Nelson's labyrinth as if no other visitor has penetrated this forgotten place for decades.

    Venice Biennale: Mike Nelson's British Pavilion – review

  • "It's just an extraordinary sight to see such well-dressed people, and all these sheep and lambs cavorting around them."

    Glyndebourne: The Great Leveler

  • © Jonathan Becker Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter Savile Row holds a special place in the hearts of all well-dressed men.

    Graydon Carter


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