Phrases with "wearing"

Arnold Bennett It was Janet Orgreave, wearing a fashionable fawn-coloured summer costume. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Willa Cather Enid was on the front porch waiting for him, wearing a blanket coat over her spring suit. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

La Mole looked around, but saw only his landlord standing behind him with folded arms and wearing on his head the sallet which he had seen him polishing the moment before. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

The girl was wearing her school coat, and childish low-heeled clumpish black school shoes; and consequently looked younger than Blair had anticipated. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

E. Phillips Oppenheim It was revealed to his unwilling perceptions that she was wearing the thinnest of fur-edged negligees over her night clothes. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

M. R. James He was a sturdy figure clad in black, and, as I thought, wearing bands: his head was covered with a whitish bag. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Thomas Wolfe Their wives worked in the earth, too, attired in plain yet not unattractive frocks, and they even learned to clip the hedges, wearing canvas gloves to protect their hands. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Indeed, I should have thought that it was a rice fallow, but for a number of grotesque scarecrows, some mere bundles of tatters, but others wearing the aspect of big birds, big dolls, or cats. The Golden Chersonese and the way thither by Isabella L. Bird [1883]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Plump, prosperous, wearing a pleasant but quite unhumorous smile, Theron G. Macy greeted him warmly. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing All the furniture had once more disappeared, and the man was wearing the same clothes I had first seen him in. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Katherine Mansfield Exhausted!” She came into the arbour wearing a black and white spotted dressing-gown, and a calico cap peaked with patent leather, followed by Kathi, carrying the little blue jugs of malt coffee. In a German Pension by Katherine Mansfield [1911]

The elders stood by the gate, each in his best attire, wearing — even the miller — an air of ceremonial gravity. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

Ivan Turgenev Arina Vlasyevna had changed her dress, and was wearing a high cap with silk ribbons and a pale blue flowered shawl. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev

F. Scott Fitzgerald We’re frequently bored and yet we won’t make any effort to know any one except the same crowd who drift around California all summer wearing sport clothes and waiting for their families to die. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Guy de Maupassant He went every morning and sat in the same place, on the same chair, wearing away the old stone pillar by continually leaning against it. The Dispenser of Holy Water (Le Donneur d'eau bénite) by Guy de Maupassant [1880]

She was still young and still pretty, in spite of the arduous duties of a clergyman’s wife, and the depressing fact that she seemed always wearing out old finery. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Willa Cather But he scolds me about everything, like as if he wanted to have me!” At Alexandra’s left sat a very old man, barefoot and wearing a long blue blouse, open at the neck. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

D. H. Lawrence His mother sat up in bed, wearing a dressing-gown of old-rose colour. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Henry Handel Richardson But she did not cease to smile, and she was still wearing this weak little smile, which did its best to seem easy and unconcerned, when she alighted from the train. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

It is significant that Wodehouse could publish in 1936 a book entitled YOUNG MEN IN SPATS. For who was wearing spats at that date? They had gone out of fashion quite ten years earlier. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Edith Wharton And Susy would have to go on wearing them till they fell to bits-or else. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

Sir Thomas Browne I excuse not Constantine from a fall off his horse, or a mischief from his enemies, upon the wearing those nails on his bridle which our Saviour bore upon the cross in his hands. Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne [1643]

The other crossed the bridge, and passed within hail of us — a foppish young man, my glass told me, wearing smart riding-breeches and with an aquascutum slung over his shoulder. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

Rudyard Kipling To complete the effect, she was wearing an unclean terai with the elastic under her chin. Under the Deodars by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

H. G. Wells I told him he oughtn’t to come out wearing such a dangerous hat — flying at things. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

The workspeople were so thoroughly independent of their employers, and so careless of their displeasure, that finally this only settlement was available as wearing any promise of permanence, viz. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Thomas Hardy He expected to find the downstairs rooms wearing the gray and cheerless aspect that early morning gives to everything out of the sun. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

G. K. Chesterton There marched with them, with yet more furious rapidity, a squat, square man with arrogant moustaches, wearing an official decoration and flourishing an umbrella like a sabre. The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

George Gissing On the doorstep stood a man with white hair, wearing an unusual kind of cloak and a strange hat. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

The wearing of uniforms or liveries implies a considerable degree of dependence, and may even be said to be a mark of servitude, real or ostensible. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

Walter Besant My lord was dressed becomingly in black velvet, wearing a beaver that with a black plume, black hose, and black leather shoes with silver buckles. Dorothy Forster by Walter Besant [1884]

Nathaniel Hawthorne The latch of the inner door was lifted by sonic familiar hand, and a young girl came in, wearing a cloak and hood, which she took off, and laid on the table beneath the looking-glass. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

D. H. Lawrence She was rather given to wearing cloaks and capes, instead of coats, out of doors, and little eighteenth-century sort of hats. The Princess by D. H. Lawrence [1925]

Anna Katherine Green She seemed to be wearing two dresses. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Rudyard Kipling There are two says of wearing well-oiled ankle-jacks, spotless blue bands, khaki coat and breeches, and a perfectly pipeclayed helmet. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Henry Handel Richardson As he stood back to let her pass before him, on a dry strip of the path, his eye caught a yellow rose she was wearing at her belt. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Probably he is wearing rubber soles, or at least his heels are of rubber, and he is very light on his feet. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

M. R. James I have seen many women wearing such a stuff in our parish. More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

She is wearing her heart out thinking and grieving about him. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Virginia Woolf Great-grandfathers, grandfathers, fathers, uncles — they all went that way, wearing their gowns, wearing their wigs, some with ribbons across their breasts, others without. Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf [1938]

So the last waking thoughts blended with dreams of swans and peacocks and footmen and sore feet and fat cooks with pink faces wearing daisy crowns which turned into pure gold, then melted away. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Thus then they met — each with a whole epic of woe and death alive in their memory; but both wearing the outward appearance of frivolity and thoughtlessness. Lodore by Mary Shelley

I told Carrie that I thought the drab one with pink bows looked quite good enough; and Carrie said she should not think of wearing it. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

Henry Fielding This aversion did not arise from any fear of wearing out his boat by using it, but was, in truth, the result of experience, that it was easier to send his men on shore than to recall them. Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding

Virginia Woolf Thus the time went on, wearing a calm, bright look upon its surface. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Also he was not wearing his spectacles. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

James Joyce Evidentament he has failed as tiercely as the deuce before for she is wearing none of the three. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Anthony Trollope His eye first fell upon Mr. Puddleham, who was standing directly in front of the door, with his back to the building, wearing on his face an expression of infinite displeasure. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Miss Keeldar sauntered slowly by: her gait, her countenance wearing that mixture of wistfulness and carelessness which, when quiescent, was the wonted cast of her look, and character of her bearing. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

We passed friend Grimm on the bridge; a dark, clean-shaved, saturnine man, wearing shoes. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. G. Wells The people are mostly peasants wearing straw hats and either very old coats or in some cases shawls wrapped about them. The Shape of Things to Come by H. G. Wells [1933]

At the moment of the summons Colonel Hume had been wearing his carpet slippers and, lying back in an armchair, had been half dozing before the fire. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

George Gissing Perhaps she had happened to be wearing these things on the evening of the robbery; but Rolfe felt a conviction that, under any circumstances, Sibyl would not be without rings and bracelets. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

William Makepeace Thackeray A tall gentleman, with a cocked-hat and feathers, wearing a blue and silver uniform coat, descended from the vehicle; and having, with much grave condescension, saluted his escort, mounted the stair. The Paris Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1840]

Charles Dickens One of the most respectable men I ever knew! A lamentable instance, Mr. Fish. A public calamity! I shall make a point of wearing the deepest mourning. The Chimes by Charles Dickens [1844]

Robert Louis Stevenson The wearing of gyves (they said) was no command of Jupiter’s. Fables by Robert Louis Stevenson

Guy de Maupassan The hall door opened abruptly, and an old, paralyzed servant wearing a black waistcoat with red stripes partially covered by his working apron slowly descended the slanting steps. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Campbell’s embarrassment was wearing off. The Pleasure-Pilgrim by Ella D'Arcy [1895]

Olaf Stapledon Even the over-straining, the slow wearing out, the sudden shattering of instruments may be demanded for the full harmony of this dread music. Last Men in London by Olaf Stapledon

E. Phillips Oppenheim We’re going to a real first-night supper party at the Savoy, you’re wearing your first dress suit and I have a new frock. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

Anatole France By his order, his wife, a stout dame wearing a white cap covered by a felt hat, put sheets on the bed in the lower chamber. At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque by Anatole France

G. K. Chesterton Mr. Humphrey Pump was a man of middle size, with very broad shoulders, wearing a sort of shooting suit with gaiters. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

An hour later came Dr. Newhover, in a suit that looked like khaki and wearing a long mackintosh cape. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

John Galsworthy At breakfast next day he noticed that his mother had on an unfamiliar dress and was wearing her hat. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Nikolai Gogol But the strange part of it was that Anton Prokofievitch had a habit of wearing woollen clothing in summer and nankeen in winter. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

He had been wearing very strongly magnified glasses, and they had made his eyes look like those of an owl. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

I have been wearing my youth in far lands where there is no room for cloistered virtues, and I have learned the greatness of God in deep waters and on desperate battlefields. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Thomas Hardy He saw walking slowly across it a man in a fustian coat and a battered white hat with a much-ruffled nap, having upon his arm a tall gipsy-woman wearing long brass earrings. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

When the senate found it necessary to put a stop to the luxury of dress, forbidding the wearing of jewels and brocades, they left them at liberty to make what expence they pleased. Letters from Turkey by Mary Wortley Montagu [1725]

Anna Katherine Green The shadow which I saw at a moment very like this, twelve years ago, showed a man whittling a stick and wearing a cap with a decided peak in front. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green

He looked an ordinary countryman, wearing badly cut, baggy knickerbockers of the kind that gillies affect. Mr. Standfast by John Buchan [1919]

Lucy and Archie are still at Cornelia’s; Arthur wearing out Sarah’s legs in the nursery. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

He described him as being dark, of medium height, of slight build, wearing a cap and colored glasses, rather shabbily dressed and looking as if he were a working man. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Arnold Bennett And as to the spectacles, he would have preferred the prospect of total blindness in middle age to the compulsion of wearing them. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

George Borrow A shabby-looking fellow, dressed in a jerkin and wearing a high-crowned hat, attended as domestic. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

Bram Stoker Amongst other things, she clutched the wreath of flowers that Dr. Van Helsing insisted on my wearing round my neck, and tore it away from me. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Sometimes he went out, wearing fresh linen and neatly combed. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Anthony Trollope In person Mrs Winterfield was tall and thin, wearing on her brow thin braids of false hair. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells Why didn’t every one dress to be just as beautiful and splendid as possible?—instead of wearing queer things! “Coming down?” said Daffy, a vision of sulphur-yellow, appearing in the doorway. Marriage by H. G. Wells [1912]

It gives one a very strange feeling to be wearing such clothes. Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

Catch a modern man wearing the willow for any girl, however dear. The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume

Sinclair Lewis Not till three o’clock was he certain that she was wearing what appeared to be a waist of corn-colored rough silk, and that for all her slight nervousness her throat was full and smooth. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Guy de Maupassant However, the militia were arriving by degrees, each man in a different uniform, but all wearing a black cap with gold braid, the cap being the principal part of the outfit. An Affair of State (Un coup d'état) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

H.G. Wells I only know that — inconvenient as it undoubtedly will be — I have an angel now in the drawing-room, wearing my new suit and finishing his tea. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

H. Rider Haggard He had given her half, and half he had kept, wearing it next his heart. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence She was beating with her hand rhythmically on the sofa-arm, as women do who are wearing out. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

But so it is; and Jim could always count on every man, woman, and child, wherever he lived, wearing his colours and backing him right out, through thick and thin. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

James Joyce A strange man wearing abarrel. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce

Willa Cather He was easily the buck of the beer-gardens, and on Sunday he was a sight to see, with his silk hat and tucked shirt and blue frock-coat, wearing gloves and carrying a little wisp of a yellow cane. O Pioneers! by Willa Cather [1913]

H. G. Wells A girl, wearing a straw hat adorned with white blossom, was advancing towards him. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

George Eliot The fact of my wearing the armour, about which you seem to have thought so much, must have led you to infer that I was in danger from this man. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Wilkie Collins All my wearing and depressing emotions of the morning, had now merged into a wild excitement of body and mind. Basil by Wilkie Collins [1852]

Richard Burton But the women, who cannot dissociate the heart and the toilette, evince their sorrow by wearing white clothes and by doffing their ornaments. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Wilkie Collins Minna came in, wearing a cook’s apron, and asked if her mother had rung for her yet. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

All this time he had been wearing his hat, tilted a little over eyebrows no longer raised. The Black Mask by E. W. Hornung [1901]

Virginia Woolf She could see Rose wearing a black hat with a cock’s feather in it over her bright red hair. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Arthur Morrison Was he wearing a hat when he was found?” “No.” “That would imply that he had only just left a house. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

He never permitted a trifle like this to unsettle his patience; he just kept on wearing that gaberdine until it had no nap and the wads wouldn’t stick. The Fiend’s Delight by Ambrose Bierce [1873]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Was it an hour ago she had waited by the entrance, wearing her hope like a corsage at her belt? . Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

William Makepeace Thackeray Her figure is of that full round shape which is now in its prime; but she disfigures herself by wearing her bodice so short, that she literally has no waist. The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush by William Makepeace Thackeray [1838]

No Turk now paid her a visit without wearing his mantle of ceremony, and every circumstance showed the ascendency she had gained in public opinion. Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century by George Paston [1902]

Virginia Woolf A tall man, middle aged, rather fine eyes, dark, wearing spectacles, with a look of John Burrows. Edith would be sure to know. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf [1925]

I caught a cold which necessitated my wearing a great-coat the next day. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

D. H. Lawrence Mrs. Morel sat in her rocking-chair, wearing her black silk blouse. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

In honour of his return, she had to-day for the first time got back into colours, and was wearing a light summer frock, with cerise hat; her pale face was powdered as usual. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

D. H. Lawrence I entered, and found Meg all flushed and untidy, wearing a large white apron, just rising from the oven. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

You can’t send back shoes to the maker that have come to pinch on wearing ’em. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

H. G. Wells We got to get used to wearing evening dress — YOU, Susan, too. Tono Bungay by H. G. Wells [1909]

I’ve known some, wearing a good-sized crinoline, go right up to the day of their confinement without so much as their next-door neighbour suspecting. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

He had gone splendidly at exercise, he had taken his food well, and his trainer, who had accompanied him, had been observed as wearing always a most confident and happy smile. The Dark Highway by Arthur Gask [1928]

A very skinny boy, wearing a Western Union cap, had his back wedged against his shoulder. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Anthony Trollope She had been notably religious, but that was gradually wearing off as she advanced in years. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

Virginia Woolf What would he do next? Was he going to give his horse a feed? But here a tall woman wearing a coat and skirt of grey tweed came round the corner hastily; and the little man turned and touched his cap. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Leon Trotsky I started for school in a brand-new uniform, wearing a new cap with a yellow border and a remarkable metal badge which contained, between two trefoils, the complicated monogram of the school. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Walter Scott Her chequed screen was deposited carefully in her bundle, and she conformed to the national extravagance of wearing shoes and stockings for the whole day. The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott [1818]

He was much too well-dressed for that and was wearing suede gloves. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

E. F. Benson He felt so secure and undetectable in that regard that he had taken to wearing no hat, and was soon about to say that his hair was growing more thickly than ever in consequence. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

I had read of cases in which the appearance, at first harmless, had, step by step, degenerated into something direful and insupportable, and ended by wearing its victim out. Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Jonathan Swif Patrick tells me my caps are wearing out. The Journal to Stella by Jonathan Swif

The following day he reappeared, again at the Ave Maria, disguised as a servant and wearing livery. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Robert Louis Stevenson I had looked to find her in clothes of her own: I found her (as if her father were forgotten) wearing some of the best that I had bought for her, and which she knew (or thought) that I admired her in. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry Handel Richardson Besides, Agnes Ocock is wearing pink and wouldn’t like it. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry James I don’t like at all to think she talks about me — I feel as I should feel if I knew the footman were wearing my hat. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

D. H. Lawrence She had been wearing a loose dressing-gown of purple silk, tied round her waist. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith The reason why was in a web so complicated, that, to have divined what hung on Cornelia’s wearing of black, showed a rare sagacity and perception of character on the little lady’s part. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Gustave Flauber Men wearing cloaks made of collected rags in token of despair, stationed themselves at the corners of the cross-ways. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Ford Madox Ford In spite of his boasting about not wearing an overcoat; to catch women’s eyes with his pretty Staff gadgets he was carrying on like a leopard at feeding time . No More Parades by Ford Madox Ford [1925]

D. H. Lawrence What fun, if he saw her wearing his ear-rings! She would pretend she had inherited them from her grandmother, her mother’s mother. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

The reports of all his agents informed Conte M—— that a very young man, wearing a wig of red hair, appeared very often beneath Fausta’s windows, but always in a different disguise. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

H. G. Wells Everything was in its best clothes for us, and usually wearing bunting. The World Set Free by H. G. Wells [1914]

Zona Gale His delicate hands wearing no jewels were at his sides, and his head was magnificently erect. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]

Thomas Hardy The wisdom of her love for him, as love, sustained her dignity; she seemed to be wearing a crown. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy It was open, and in it lay the body of a young man, wearing the smockfrock of a rustic, and fustian breeches. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

Nikolai Gogol Besides, the notion became pleasant to him when he recollected that he should thereby have a chance of wearing his new cloak in the evening also. The Cloak by Nikolai Gogol

Upon his weekly ‘off days’ when he was not wearing his keeper’s uniform he went about unshaven and unwashed and with no collar or tie. The Silent Dead by Arthur Gask [1950]

Jane Austen Fanny acknowledged her wishes and doubts on this point: she did not know how either to wear the cross, or to refrain from wearing it. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [1814]

Henry James He had none of the appearance of wearing out old clothes that usually prevails there, but dressed straight, as I heard some one say. The Patagonia by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells Benham appeared, wearing an expensive-looking dressing-jacket which Lady Marayne had bought for him. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

He would stand with his arms folded, sneering and shaking his head, ridiculing the workers slaving at the job, stretching out his leg to show them what you got for wearing yourself out. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

H. G. Wells Nor did he observe that Stella, instead of being in a black dress, was now wearing blue overalls and a careless white shirt open at the neck. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

E. Phillips Oppenheim To begin with, she was wearing clothes of a much more fashionable cut than any he had ever seen her in. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Father Nicholas dutifully had brought along the wreath and veil, and there it was, the only article of wearing apparel in evidence. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

H. Rider Haggard Ah! boy, I am wearing out; people will soon be staring at that portrait and wondering if it was like me. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence It was August when Alexander met Hannele. She was walking under a chintz parasol, wearing a dress of blue cotton with little red roses, and a red silk apron. The Captain’s Doll by D. H. Lawrence

Smouri approached heavily, wearing his overcoat over his night-clothes, addressed them all in a resounding voice: “Yes, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Baldwin Spencer Give a man a shirt in return for work that he has done for you and the chances are that you will find a friend of his, who has done nothing except ask for it, wearing it next day. Native tribes of the Northern Territory of Australia by Baldwin Spencer

He was a stranger; wearing a seedy, shabby black coat; and I had wondered what he wanted. Crabb Ravine by Ellen Wood [1869]

Actions that seemed laudable enough when one’s blood was young and hot, crop up again then, wearing another aspect. The Silent Chimes by Ellen Wood

Then clean-shaven, his hair nicely combed and always wearing his overcoat, he would take a seat by the window and converse politely with the manners of an educated man. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Jeremy Bentham Disguise. As when the delinquent, either by wearing a mask, or other clothes than his own, seeks to render himself unknown. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

E. Phillips Oppenheim After all, he told himself, there was no reason why he should play the part of St. Anthony to the extent of wearing the hair shirt. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Maria Edgeworth Mademoiselle Felicie could no ways understand a lady well born not wearing that which distinguished her above the common; and if she was ever to wear jewels, the ball-room was surely the proper place. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

D. H. Lawrence After a rather long time the Marchesa came in — wearing a white, thin blouse and a blue skirt. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells Anyhow wearing this black — relieves something. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

The door opened and a slim young man, wearing spectacles, came in. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

He was a man of foreign appearance, wearing a cloak lined with sables, and a sable cap, which he removed as Lady Maulevrier approached. Phantom Fortune by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Madame Goujet talked gravely, wearing her black dress as usual and her white face framed in her nun-like coif. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Rudyard Kipling Can any Constitution make up for the wearing of Europe clothes? I saw a Jap lady just now in full afternoon calling-kit. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

One thing certain is that, wearing an incredibly dilapidated coat, he was scattering gold with both hands. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

Rudyard Kipling Many Regiments possess special rights, such as wearing collars with undress uniform, or a bow of ribbon between the shoulders, or red and white roses in their helmets on certain days of the year. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

It was too much in the nature of giving yourself away, of wearing — if for a moment — your heart on your sleeve. Tales of Unrest by Joseph Conrad [1898]

The schoolchildren, wearing their best clothes, were drawn up to watch. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Sinclair Lewis The ticket-taker of the Nickelorion Moving–Picture Show is a public personage, who stands out on Fourteenth Street, New York, wearing a gorgeous light-blue coat of numerous brass buttons. Our Mr. Wrenn by Sinclair Lewis

An excited gentleman, wearing a yellow rosette, was advising the excluded to go to the hall of a neighbouring church. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Beneath soft drooping or oddly flopping brims hopelessly unbecoming to most faces hers looked out quaintly lovely as a pictured child’s wearing its grandmother’s bonnet. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Miles Franklin The Salvation Army thumping tin cans and wearing ugly bonnets and roaring about being saved in such an unladylike way had too much of a corner on salvation to leave it any glamour. My Career Goes Bung by Miles Franklin [1946]

Thomas Paine The vision of pleasurable delusion is wearing away, and changing to the barren wild of age and sorrow. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

What does Mr Craw want with more clothes?” “He is wearing some pretty queer ones at present. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

D.H. Lawrence Detached, he sits and dreams and broods, wearing his little golden crown of thorns, and his little cloak of red flannel that some peasant woman has stitched for him. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was going to live in New York, and be known at every restaurant and café, wearing a dress-suit from early evening to early morning, sleeping away the dull hours of the forenoon. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

T. E. Lawrence For the future I decided to resume my habit of wearing ordinary British soldiers’ rig in enemy camps. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

He’s wearing his blazer and his colors, and he’s going to shave every day. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

It was someone else, wearing the doctor’s wig and beard. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

They were at no expense for board and clothing, for they ate nothing to speak of and dressed according to the weather, wearing whatever breeze happened to be blowing. The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce [1911]

Andrew Lang So, by the help of the magic ball, the maiden managed that he should put on the same clothes that he had been wearing at the time he had vanished, so that his father might know him more quickly. The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Carrie looked a picture, wearing the dress she wore at the Mansion House. The arrangement of the drawing-room was excellent. The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith

D. H. Lawrence But I can always look at an old, grey-bearded peasant in his earthy white drawers and his black waist-frill, wearing no coat or over-garment, but just crooking along beside his little ox-wagon. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

A mild-faced man, wearing a skull-cap under his broad-brimmed hat. The Mystery of Jessy Page by Ellen Wood [1871]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He was a quietly dressed, pleasant-looking man of prim appearance, wearing old-fashioned, steel-rimmed spectacles. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Edith Wharton It’s heaven out there with the moon — ” Sir Felix was advancing toward them with a dapper gentleman wearing a single eye~glass. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He was, to begin with, wearing a different and much smaller hat than when he left Basil at noon. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

An old man, wearing a Panama hat and horn-rimmed glasses, was hugging her. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

William Morris But for this we can thee thank, that thou hast abided here our bidding and eaten thine heart through the heavy wearing of four days, and made no plaint. The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris [1894]

H. G. Wells In the car, sprawling upon a sort of bed-bench, in an attitude of elaborate self-abandonment, was a large, blond lady, wearing a fur coat and a big floriferous hat. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

She was a plump girl, wearing a shiny, dark frock. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Wilkie Collins At the side of the bed, with a bottle of gin on the rickety table between them, sat two hideous leering, painted monsters, wearing the dress of women. Miss or Mrs? by Wilkie Collins [1871]

Wilkie Collins Vice never so much as thought of wearing any disguise here. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

Pell’s patience gave signs of wearing out: Mr. Brandon could have gone quietly on till bed-time. Over the Water by Ellen Wood [1871]

The other occupant was a young man wearing a light grey overcoat and a bowler hat, a young man with a high-coloured face, and a small yellow moustache. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

It was like the winter which was wearing on to the end of the year, with alternations of freezing weather, and mild days stretching to weeks, in which the snow and ice wholly disappeared. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

The only difference in him from the Hitler of old was that he had grown a little stouter and was wearing a beard. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Rudyard Kipling I’m wearing a made tie and a breastpin under my blouse? Of course I am! I can wear anything I darn please. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A tall, slim man, unmistakably foreign, black-haired, wearing an eye-glass, walked on one side; a shorter, thick-set man in a fur overcoat, with his hands in his pockets, on the other. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

The gin was wearing off, leaving a deflated feeling. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

What manner of man he was, who went about in good clothes, wearing an expensive gold wrist watch, and yet who had all the cunning and methods of the habitual assassin. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Willa Cather Their mother was wearing her new dotted Swiss, with many ruffles, all edged with black ribbon, and wide ruffly sleeves. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

Anthony Trollope You have forbidden the banns too effectually for that, and I sit here wearing the willow all alone. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins All three have florid complexions; all three have a habit of winking both eyes incessantly, and a way of wearing their hair very tight, and very far off their faces. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Gaston Leroux The next day, he saw her at the Opera. She was still wearing the plain gold ring. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Arnold Bennett And I should like to see you wearing it. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]