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  • n  the state of being carelessly or partially dressed

  • Wills' article (currently a chapter in his book Bare Ruined Choirs) was made even more damaging by the accompanying photos of seminarians lounging en deshabille.
  • He pays his models a one-time fee according to degree of deshabille: $100 clothed, $200 seminude ("topless, see-through blouse and so forth") and $400 nude ("something you wouldn't .
  • She greeted him with coy, voluptuous respect, in tantalizing deshabille.

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