house of ill repute

noun phrase

: brothel, whorehouse

Examples of house of ill repute in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Arryk and Erryk find themselves in a house of ill repute where children as young as 10 are forced to grow their nails, file their teeth, and fight as drunken denizens cheer them on. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 17 Oct. 2022 Company members lived in what’s commonly believed to be a former house of ill repute, sharing the building with the painter Stephen Quiller’s gallery in the early 1970s. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2021

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“House of ill repute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/house%20of%20ill%20repute. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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