Shirt


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Shirt

(dreams)
Any type of clothing, especially shirts, generally represent our worldly appearance or status. At times, they may represent our attitudes toward ourselves and others. Mostly, they represent the way that we appear to the world. They are not symbolic of our private self but rather of our public self. A poor man wears a different shirt than a rich man. A doctor wears a different shirt than a carpenter. The type of clothing that we wear varies form situation to situation. The type of shirts being worn will give you clues to the meaning of the dream and to your unconscious ideas about yourself and others. If you are putting on many shirts, it suggests that you are somewhat confused about what you want to be or how you want others to see you.
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They stood on the floor and blew at one another, and blew all their feathers off, and their swan-skin came off like a shirt.
And even as his hurrying soul tossed, it was reaching for another shirt.
Do not give me anything for my news till he has actually come, you may then give me a shirt and cloak of good wear if you will.
Someone moved from the window, and a minute or two later there was the sound of the passage door as it came unstuck, then the latch of the outside door clicked and a tall white-bearded peasant, with a sheepskin coat thrown over his white holiday shirt, pushed his way out holding the door firmly against the wind, followed by a lad in a red shirt and high leather boots.
demanded the shirt, a perfect stranger to me, by the way, for I had never seen him before the accidents of the wash-tub brought us in collision; "who is your boss, pocket-handkerchief, I say?
One man, older than the others present, suddenly pushed forward with a scared and angry look and wanted to seize hold of Dolokhov's shirt.
And to think that poor old Geppetto sat at home in his shirt sleeves, shivering with cold, having sold his coat to buy that little book for his son!
The same shirt, and he hasn't had it off once in all this time.
Ned--or Edmond--mechanically fastened another button of his shirt and did not reply.
But being in a great hurry to resume scolding the man in the purple shirt, who was waiting for it in the entry, and seeming to hear nothing but the word clam, Mrs.
He then rang his bell, and ordered an elderly woman-servant to rise immediately, and come to him; and in the meantime was so eager in contemplating the beauty of innocence, appearing in those lively colours with which infancy and sleep always display it, that his thoughts were too much engaged to reflect that he was in his shirt when the matron came in.
S'pose he CAN'T write -- he can make marks on the shirt, can't he, if we make him a pen out of an old pewter spoon or a piece of an old iron barrel- hoop?