fallen woman

fallen woman

dated A woman who has lost respect because of engaging in premarital sex. Many cultures still consider females who engage in sex before they are married as fallen women and advise men against becoming involved with them.
See also: fallen, woman
References in classic literature ?
I said that a fallen woman should be forgiven, but I didn't say I could forgive her.
As a characteristic addition to the above, it was currently reported that the young prince really loved the lady to whom he was engaged, and had thrown her over out of purely Nihilistic motives, with the intention of giving himself the satisfaction of marrying a fallen woman in the face of all the world, thereby publishing his opinion that there is no distinction between virtuous and disreputable women, but that all women are alike, free; and a "fallen" woman, indeed, somewhat superior to a virtuous one.
Then why -- since the choice was with himself -- should the individual, whose connexion with the fallen woman had been the most intimate and sacred of them all, come forward to vindicate his claim to an inheritance so little desirable?
The owner of properties and the relative of the fallen woman were demanding about $ 200,000, but Lam said the two parties had come to a compromise over the amount of compensation.
In the earlier setting, one fallen woman is carted off to an insane asylum, while another retains her status by dint of being in a respectable marriage.
Lynda Nead (curator), The Fallen Woman, (London: The Foundling Museum 2015)
Ellerby's core claim is that the basic structure of the fallen woman narrative has remarkable durability despite the diversity of literary movements and styles in which it appears, despite switching media from fiction to film, and despite changing social mores regarding female sexuality and out-of-wedlock childbirth.
As Eltis argues, the "sex-problem" play, and the fallen woman play have been amongst the most chewed-over plots and tropes for representing women on the English stage.
Painful or puzzling, deeply laced with ambiguity, the sculptures Fallen Woman, Tits, Nature Study, Spiral Woman and Janus Fleuri, sometimes hanging at eye level, appear to be sexually charged although they are ambivalent, encompassing female and male attributes.
The authoritarian paterfamilias presided over the institutionalisation of the double standard, while the pedestalised mother and wife depended for her purity on the degradation of the fallen woman.
Giorgio Germont drives Violetta, a fallen woman, away from his sonn only to realise she was the best thing that will ever happen to him Wednesday Reacquaint yourself with The Alarm's Declaration album - featuring the evergreen single Sixty Eight Guns - at the O2 Academy.
Afonwy-Jones, who was named by Box Office as "one to watch" in 2014, is singing the role of Flora in La traviata, which tells the story of Giorgio Germont who has realised that Violetta, the fallen woman he drove away from his son, Alfredo, was the best thing that will ever happen to his inexperienced boy.
Germont has realised that Violetta, the fallen woman he drove away from his son, Alfredo, was the best thing that will ever happen to his inexperienced boy.
The fallen woman carrying another of her kind is how I see the relationship between two women to be.
The fallen woman is not as common of a trope in religious literature, but Cate Blanchett's mesmerizing performance as Jasmine in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine (2013) is redolent of a relatively unknown female character from talmudic lore, Marta bat [the daughter of] Baitus.