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- (archaic or literary) Clothing, garments, dress, material.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Revelation 4:2–4:
- And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. / And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. / And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.
- 1866, Algernon Swinburne, Aholibah, lines 11-12:
- Strange raiment clad thee like a bride,
With silk to wear on hands and feet
- 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 379:
- Many men, women and children, clothed in bright raiment for the Sabbath, saw with a faint flicker of interest and surprise a very white man on a trishaw, and the driver pedalling with unseemly haste.