house of prostitution

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n house of prostitution a building where prostitutes are available
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Usage

In literature:

Prostitution is to be combated, not in the houses of ill-fame, but in the family.
"The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories" by Leo Tolstoi
Many of the other large houses were prostituted to base uses.
"A Poor Wise Man" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The royal palace was a house of prostitution.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
In some cities the advisability of closing all the houses of prostitution by laws has been discussed.
"From the Ball-Room to Hell" by T. A. Faulkner
Public houses of prostitution are bad enough, but houses of assignation are worse.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
These bedrooms were excellently adapted to serve as places of assignation and houses of prostitution.
"The Task of Social Hygiene" by Havelock Ellis
He began to tell of a night when he with two men from Winesburg went into a house of prostitution at the County Seat.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
As I have said, some of the cities, much to their shame, have furnished for the houses of prostitution in Chicago more girls than others.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
You will sometimes hear it stated that there are no houses of prostitution in Moslem lands.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
You are in a house of prostitution.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
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In news:

Approximate locations of 153 houses of prostitution, circa 1870, as catalogued by "The Gentleman's Directory," with some descriptions from the book.
A preliminary injunction was issued Thursday in Wayne County Superior Court against the owner of The Doll House on US 70 east of Goldsboro because of alleged prostitution.
Pair charged in Butler Co. Children present at house of prostitution .
Phoenix Police Raid Church They Call House of Prostitution .
A church called the Phoenix Goddess Temple has been accused of being a house of prostitution , and a six-month undercover investigation has resulted in the arrests of 20 women and men who worked there.
Arizona Church Is House of Prostitution , Police Say.
A man was driving down the highway, and sees a sign saying " Sisters of Mercy , House of Prostitution, 10 miles".
The New Orleans native, born Mary Deubler, entered the trade as a prostitute before operating a series of houses of ill repute.
The chairman of a House committee investigating a Secret Service prostitution scandal predicted more firings as key lawmakers expressed confidence that the agency will effectively deal with the incident.
A key House chairman says one of the Secret Service agents accused of wrongdoing in the Colombia prostitution scandal failed a lie detector test.
A New York woman was sentenced to 90 days in a house of correction after she pleaded guilty Friday to several charges in Edgartown, including prostitution .
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