woman of the street

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woman of the street a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
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Usage

In literature:

The countess looked up and down the street, but saw no trace of the woman.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878." by Various
It was a criminal act to kiss a woman in the street, even in the way of chaste and honest salute.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
She isn't a woman of the streets.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
While returning late one evening to our hotel, we heard in a retired street the cries of a woman in distress.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 3. March 1848" by Various
He easily found the street and number which Edith had given him, and, to his joy, the name of the woman he sought was on the door.
"The Masked Bridal" by Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
The corpse, that of a woman, might have been dragged from the coffin and thrown naked on the street.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
It created the impression of some woman of the street.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
During the closing years of the long campaign for woman suffrage street meetings were held.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
When he looked back again the woman had come to the entrance of the street and was starting after him.
"The Skull" by Philip K. Dick
Why, she's got a common woman of the streets here in the house as a sort of maid-companion to her young daughters!
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
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In poetry:

But I say it’s fine. Honest, I do.
And I’d like to be a bad woman, too,
And wear the brave stockings of night-black lace
And strut down the streets with paint on my face.
"a song in the front yard" by Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks
Under the lamp a woman stands,
The lamps are shining equal well,
But in her eyes are other lights,
And lights plus other lights will tell:
He loves the brightness of that street
Which is the shining street to hell.
"Street Light" by John Crowe Ransom
In a little town in Devonshire, in the mellow September moonlight,
A gentleman passing along a street saw a pitiful sight,
A man bending over the form of a woman on the pavement.
He was uttering plaintive words and seemingly discontent.
"The Troubles of Matthew Mahoney" by William Topaz McGonagall
Yet, as I look, I see a woman's face
Gleam from a window far above the street.
This is a house of homes, a sacred place,
By human passion made divinely sweet.
How all the building thrills with sudden grace
Beneath the magic of Love's golden feet!
"The Apartment House" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

Police combed a middle school playground for clues Wednesday afternoon in the death of a woman who was found shot on her bicycle just a few feet from her Sacramento Street apartment late Tuesday night.
The woman's vehicle crashed into an Asian market in the 4200 block of East Main Street Saturday.
The alleged "fairy" in the three-woman team charged with the Halloween heist of a suspected Novato marijuana dealer was arrested Friday as she walked down a Petaluma street, Novato police reported.
Grass Valley Police Department Monday 7:21 am — A woman from the 500 block of Fawcett Street reported items had been taken from her vehicles last night.
A woman wades down a deserted street in the Midland Beach area of Staten Island.
Officers responded to a home in the 3600 block of Connor Street after a woman said her ex-boyfriend was threatening her with a gun.
A loud pop awoke a 47-year-old woman shortly after 3 am in the 500 block of West 18th Street, Wichita police Lt Todd Ojile said.
Photo by Leigh-Ann Tumino John Tumino, who delivers meals to the homeless twice a week, talks with Michelle Noce, a homeless woman, on the corner of Herald Place and Franklin Street on Wednesday, Sept 19, 2012.
Police said the woman followed Wood in another car to the intersection of Third Street and North Bath Avenue.
New York State Police found the woman walking up the exit ramp of the Scio Street exit.
An 85-year-old Jamestown woman died from injuries after she was hit by a pickup truck today at the intersection of West Fourth and Lafayette streets.
A 21-year-old Lawrence woman suffered non-life threatening injures after wrecking her motorcycle around 5 pm at the intersection of Sixth and Tennessee Streets.
A pregnant woman was shot at the corner of West Sepulveda and North Mesa streets in San Pedro.
Women and men flooded the streets of Kabul Wednesday to protest the public execution of an Afghan woman accused of adultery.
J STREET – A prominent business owner has been charged with public drunkenness and probation violation after a bizarre, frightening several minutes during which he seemed to be trying to break in to the home of two Arcata woman.
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