prostitute englannista suomeksi
huorata, toimia prostituoituna, myydä itseään
*1611, ''Bible'' (Authorized Version), Leviticus xix. 29:
- Do not prostitute thy daughter.
To sacrifice (oneself, one's talents etc.) in return for profit or other advantage; to exploit for base purposes.
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*1791, (w), ''Rights of Man'':
- He speaks a languages that merits not reply, and which can only excite contempt for his prostitute principles, or pity for his ignorance.
*2008, Niki Adams, Lisa Longstaff, ''The Guardian'', letters, 23 February:
- They rightly say that attacks against prostitute women are common and that it's only when five are murdered in one place that it starts to provoke debate.
*1651, (w), ''Philosophicall rudiments concerning government and society'':
- As a matter of ease, exposed and prostitute to every Mother-wit, and to be attained without any great care or study.
2012, Kelly Olson, ''Dress and the Roman Woman: Self-Presentation and Society'', page 50:
- Unfortunately, there is to my knowledge no visual evidence for the dress of the Roman prostitute, but the literary sources present us with a range of prostitute clothing (from rich accoutrements all the way down to nothing), (..)
A person who does, or offers to do, a demeaning or dishonourable activity for money or personal gain; someone who acts in a dishonourable way for personal advantage. (defdate)