den of iniquity love

den of iniquity

Definitions

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  • n. A place of immoral behavior, usually of a sexual type.

Etymologies

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The origin of the term can be traced back to the New Testament of the Bible. In both Gospel of Mark and Matthew, Jesus condemns those who have been using the sacred temple as a marketplace, proclaiming that they have "made it a den of thieves." To this day, writers use the word "den" to mean a place where iniquitous activities are carried out.

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  • Ha! We must have posted at the same time, c_b.

    "House of Ill Repute; how may I direct your call?" works wonders too.

    Uh oh. I feel a list coming on.

    August 11, 2008

  • I prefer to answer with "Pit of despair."

    August 11, 2008

  • I sometimes say* "Slough of Despond," or "Pit of Despair."

    * not at work.

    Sometimes I say "Chained_Bear's Pleasure Palace."

    August 11, 2008

  • My father used to answer: Irish Underground Airways. That is, until my mother threatened to hit him if he said it one more timeā€¦

    August 11, 2008

  • Oh c_b. I could hug you.

    August 11, 2008

  • How I answer the phone.

    August 11, 2008