state of undress

noun phrase

: not dressed
She was in a state of undress.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Reynolds knew Higgins was found in a state of undress after arriving late at night with Lehrmann, but no further details, the senator told the court. Frances Vinall, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2022 And to those who would strongly prefer not to see this woman in a state of undress, well, scroll safely out there. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 27 Sep. 2022 Track down and capture every one of these giant and murderous beasts, his age, state of undress and brain trauma be damned. Will Bedingfield, Wired, 2 Feb. 2022 On April 14, he was spotted in a state of undress during a parliamentary video call. Zamira Rahim, CNN, 28 May 2021 Seminar staff were openly ogling the women in their state of undress—smiling and laughing. Greg Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021

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“State of undress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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