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Definition of "procuress" []

  • A female procurer. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "procuress" in a sentence
  • "Foreign Office papers showed they were egging on the Libyans and the Scots like a procuress in some ghastly 16th century painting, trying to drag a poor innocent girl into a young buck's bed."
  • "Not only is she not intimidated by her mother's authourity and threats, she challenges the older woman, telling her that her procuress-like speech on how risks are necessary for richness "is a pretty saying of a wicked one/but methinks now/it does not show so well out of your mouth;/better in his" (2. 1.177-180)."
  • "The false ascetic, the perfidious and murderous crone and the old hag-procuress who pimps like Umm Kulsum,341 for mere pleasure, in the luxury of sin, are drawn with an experienced and loving hand."