all dressed up love

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  • Japanese plenipotentiary came aboard at some stop with his man all dressed up in cut-away, and he took off every damn thing, stood there naked as a jaybird, and we were sitting across on the other bench.

    Oral History Interview with George Watts Hill, January 30, 1986. Interview C-0047. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • There he was, all dressed up as a pastor, grovelling and whining.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • The gun was a Beretta M9 Special Edition, which was a civilian Beretta 92FS all dressed up to look exactly like a standard military-issue M9.

    Persuader

  • —Riding in the backseat of your station wagon, all dressed up and nervous, the night me and Rob double-dated for the Freshman Dance, and you had to drive us because we didn’t have our licenses yet.

    Tears of a Tiger

  • Rudy kept up an enthusiastic line of conversation: how much he liked Bellagio, and Philadelphia, how he was leaving that afternoon to be a guest at the British Open, escorting the widow of a friend of his whod passed on two years earlier, how the R&A tent was always full of people all dressed up but wearing golf shoesthats the traditionhow hed bumped into Justin Leonard at the airport after Leonard had won the Open at Troon, and how no one else had recognized him, how Boston was a great town, too, and so on.

    The Italian Summer

  • Barely visible on the wall directly behind Marie is a formal photograph of Dante, his older brother, and his parents all dressed up outside the Baptist Memorial Church in Riverhead.

    Beach Road

  • "you may not believe me now, but to-morrow night, when I 'm all dressed up in beautiful clothes, swapping stories with Prexy and eating lobster salad, while you are over here having mutton, then maybe you' ll be sorry."

    When Patty Went to College

  • Tom, he does the knockin 'down and that ar; and I come in all dressed up -- shining boots -- everything first chop, when the swearin' 's to be done.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

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