Definition of Civilian garb
1. Noun. Ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc..
Specialized synonyms: Civies, Civvies, Mufti
Generic synonyms: Article Of Clothing, Clothing, Habiliment, Vesture, Wear, Wearable
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Literary usage of Civilian garb
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1. Selected Articles on National Defense by Julia Emily Johnsen (1920)
"... docilely to it that the uniform is superior to the civilian garb, that the soldier is somehow set apart as the depository of pure and ruthless power. ..."
2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"He directed this great mass of musicians, all dressed in brilliant uniforms, in plain civilian garb, and it is said that the Emperor was so struck with the ..."
3. The Metropolitan (1835)
"The boat's crew were so much struck with this apparent anomaly, for to them, any thing in the civilian's garb to come near an officer, and that officer a ..."
4. The History of Tammany Hall by Gustavus Myers (1917)
"On July 4 the Tammany Society marched with reduced numbers in ordinary civilian garb. From that tipe the society contented itself with civilian costume ..."
5. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by George Grove, John Alexander Fuller-Maitland (1889)
"He directed this great mass of musicians, all dressed in brilliant uniforms, in plain civilian garb, and it is said that the Emperor was во struck with the ..."
6. The Story of Cuba: Her Struggles for Liberty: The Cause, Crisis and Destiny by Murat Halstead (1897)
"Weyler then asked Bernal why he appeared before his superior in civilian garb. Bernal's answer was : " ' I expect in a few minutes to have no use for my ..."
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