Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A brothel; a house of ill fame.

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Examples

  • While Italy criminalizes immigration, Lula, the good guy, turns Brazil into a whore-house.

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  • Young people would turn out in even larger droves than they have been turning out so far, and even Republican frat boys would switch parties for fear that they could not get laid in a whore-house with a fist full of twenty dollar bills if they did not caucus for Obama.

    Rasmussen: Hillary Ahead In Hypothetical New Florida Primary, Tied With Obama In Michigan

  • He'd be too busy pushing gun slingers and whore-house dancers down the saloon stairs. whoops!

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  • He and Holmes could have caroused in every whore-house in London, and he would never have breathed a word of it.

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  • This was almost the equivalent to selling your daughter to the whore-house but the girls went anyway.

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  • The one-mile road to the village is lined by litter, a tire shed, a cantina—that is, a legal whore-house—and a number of unimproved homes and stores.

    Gringos in Paradise

  • God; I have heard him say that there is no world to come, no sin, nor punishment hereafter; and, moreover, I have heard him say that it was as good to go to a whore-house as to go to hear a sermon.

    The Holy War

  • He was wearing a fur cap he had found in a closet in the whore-house.

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  • Years ago, while working as a bouncer in a whore-house, Brine had repeatedly seen depressed, angry men turned to gentleness and gaiety by a few moments of pleasure.

    Practical Demonkeeping

  • -- 'You took your wife out of a whore-house'? you're as lucky in your friends, too, no one ever repays your favor with another, you own broad estates, you nourish a viper under your wing, and -- why shouldn't I tell it -- I still have thirty years, four months, and two days to live!

    The Satyricon — Volume 02: Dinner of Trimalchio

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