once a whore, always a whore

1613 H. PARROT Laquei Ridiculosi II. cxxi. Well you may change your name, But once a Whore, you shall be still the same.

1659 N. R. Proverbs 82 Once a whore and alwaies a whore.

1754 World 31 Jan. 344 Supposing him to have acquired so much wealth, the proverb of ‘Once a whore, and always a whore’, is less significant.

1824 H. MARSHALL Hist. Kentucky II. v. ‘Once a prostitute, and always a prostitute,’ is a fair mode of argument—at least, among politicians.

1981 N. LOFTS Old Priory v. iii. There is a saying, ‘Once a whore, always a whore.’

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