a suit, especially one of conservative cut and color.: Compare suit (defs. 2, 3).
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How to use business suit in a sentence
At a junior’s semifinalist event—adolescents attired like miniature bankers in pencil skirts and business suits—I correctly picked out the eventual winner, somehow.I Went to the Westminster Dog Show and All I Got Was This Lousy Positive View of Humanity | Elijah Wolfson | June 14, 2021 | Time
He’d ditched the business suit and thick mustache I had seen in his Facebook photo with Giuliani.Exclusive: How an Accused Russian Agent Worked With Rudy Giuliani in a Plot Against the 2020 Election | Simon Shuster/Kyiv | May 28, 2021 | TIme
One early observer recalls him as “a square boy” with a “regular haircut and business suit,” but by December of 1961, his New York girlfriend Suze Rotolo told a friend that the Dylan she knew had begun to develop an “uncontrollable egomania.”‘The Double Life of Bob Dylan’ is the definitive account of a shape-shifting genius’s early years | David Kirby | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
A maintenance worker found Lewis’s body, sprawled facedown behind his desk, wearing a business suit, arms extended beyond his head, his wrists handcuffed.
No cars were allowed on K Street NW, where, in what could be another lifetime, people in business suits poured out of high-rises for coffee breaks.Airbnb to cancel all D.C. reservations during inauguration week as security in the city is tightened | Emily Davies, Michael Brice-Saddler, Marissa Lang, Justin Jouvenal | January 13, 2021 | Washington Post
A man in a pinstriped business suit approaches and digs into his pocket.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou | John Ed Bradley | April 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She only learned why they were all running when she looked back and saw a man in a business suit with a gun in his hand.Lisa Robles Tells How She Was Almost Shot Outside the Empire State Building | Michael Daly | August 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
In foreign policy, Romney can look like Palin in a business suit with a cheat sheet of buzzwords, but hardly any substance at all.The Ugly American: Mitt Romney’s Disastrous Overseas Excursion | Robert Shrum | July 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Kirkwood is largely uninterested in the idea of heels that will blend in with a business suit.London Shoe Star Nicholas Kirkwood on Opening New York Store and More | Isabel Wilkinson | May 1, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Junior Evan Harrison wore a three-piece business suit to all of his classes.
I don't see any good reason why I shouldn't wear an ordinary business suit under this magic royal robe.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
It seemed that I was dreaming; that as I sat before her in my tweed business suit with its tubular trousers I was the anachronism!Astounding Stories, April, 1931 | Various
"I want a business suit," he told the clerk who accosted him.Trading Jeff and his Dog | James Arthur Kjelgaard
The Judge wore his usual dilapidated business suit of brown cheviot that had once been snuff-coloured and was now a streaky drab.The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Coleman was a plump little individual in a conservative purple-and-yellow business suit.The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison