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Go-to-meeting   /goʊ-tu-mˈitɪŋ/   Listen

Used of clothing.  Synonym: Sunday-go-to-meeting.  "Her Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes"

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"Go-to-meeting" Quotes from Famous Books

... gentlemen of the legal profession, but they kept silence, and never interrupted the counsel's address. Nor did the judge utter a word; he sat at his desk sideways, with his boots resting on a chair. He wore neither wig nor gown, and had not even put on his Sunday go-to-meeting clothes. Neither had the lawyers. If there was a court crier or constable present he was indistinguishable from the rest of ...
— The Book of the Bush • George Dunderdale

... minister's wife in your mornin' cap, nor your petticoat neither for that matter," said Grandma to herself, looking down at her short gown. So she concluded to put on her Sunday-go-to-meeting gown, as she called her best dress. This took her so long, because she hooked it up wrong three times, that Mrs. Henderson appeared in the doorway before the operation of dressing-up could ...
— Five Little Peppers and their Friends • Margaret Sidney

... most charitable, always finding time amidst her own family cares to go among the sick and poor of the neighborhood. One of Susan's childish grievances, which she always remembered, was that the "Sunday-go-to-meeting" dresses of the three little Anthony girls were lent to the children of a poor family to wear at the funeral of their mother, while she and her sisters had to wear their old ones. She thought these were ...
— The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2) • Ida Husted Harper

... except as loosely distinguished from the Buddhist, Parsee, or Mahometan gentleman. Try the transposition: gentleman-Christian. And why not, since you have the gentleman-this-or-that? Taking the shifty, insidious title in its go-to-meeting sense, every Christian is prima facie a gentleman; taking it in its every-day sense, no 'gentleman' can be a Christian; for Christianity postulates initial equality, and recognises no ...
— Such is Life • Joseph Furphy

Words linked to "Go-to-meeting" :   best, Sunday-go-to-meeting

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