scarlet woman


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scarlet woman

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1. (Bible) New Testament a sinful woman described in Revelation 17, interpreted as a figure either of pagan Rome or of the Roman Catholic Church regarded as typifying vice overlaid with gaudy pageantry
2. any sexually promiscuous woman, esp a prostitute
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scarlet woman

noun
A woman who engages in sexual intercourse for payment:
Slang: hooker, moll.
Idioms: lady of easy virtue, lady of pleasure, lady of the night.
References in classic literature ?
In his teaching a good principle called the Word fought perpetually against a diabolical female influence called the Scarlet Woman and an evil being called Alcohol.
Bennett's official abhorrence of the Scarlet Woman and all her ways was only equalled by his private respect for Father Victor.
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Her example applications are clothing and textiles in Luke's gospel, a scarlet woman in John 4, and ancient medicine and Paul's Corinth.
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