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Aholibah

(Ezekiel xxiii, 4, 11, etc.). The personification of prostitution. Used by the prophet to signify religious adultery or harlotry. (See Harlot.)

“The great difficulty in exposing the immoralities of this Aholibah is that her [acts] are so revolting.”

Papers on the Social Evil, 1885.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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