1749, (w), ''Tom Jones'', Folio Society 1973, page 569:
- he had no knowledge of that character which is vulgarly called a demirep; that is to say, a woman who intrigues with every man she likes, under the name and appearance of virtue ... in short, whom everybody knows to be what nobody calls her.
1813, (w), in a journal article about the prince.(Chambers, R.. "'The Book of Days': A miscellany of popular antiquities. Londres: W & R Chambers, 1832." Google Books):
- (..) in short, this delightful, blissful, wise, pleasurable, honourable, virtuous, true, and immortal prince, was a violator of his word, a libertine, over head and ears in disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps (..).
(quote-text)|title=of an English Opium-Eater|Confessions of an English Opium-Eater|passage=(..) the greater part of ''our'' confessions (that is, spontaneous and extra-judicial confessions) proceed from demireps, adventurers, or swindlers (..).
(quote-text)|title=Ballad of Reading Gaol|The Ballad of Reading Gaol|passage=With the mincing step of a demirep / Some sidled up the stairs (..).
1932, (w), ''Talleyrand'', Folio Society 2010, p. 65:
- In this new world, ruled by charlatans and dominated by demireps, Talleyrand may have found much to shock his sense of decorum, but little to outrage his moral standards.