abuse


abuse
01. Many women who become prostitutes were sexually [abused] as children.
02. There are many child workers who are [abused] by factory owners in some countries.
03. Don't [abuse] your privileges or they will be taken away.
04. She got a divorce because her husband was [abusive] towards her and the children.
05. [Abuse] of medicine can be very dangerous.
06. Georgia was in an [abusive] relationship with this guy for over three years before she finally found the courage and resources to leave him.
07. Women fleeing an [abusive] relationship are encouraged to contact the Ministry of Human Resources for help.
08. The [abuse] of women is a terrible and unfortunately not uncommon feature of our society.
09. Lincoln Steffens once remarked that power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will [abuse] it.
10. There is a Bemba proverb which states that [abuse] of hospitality breaks the bridge.
11. I consider smoking around a child or giving a young child very unhealthy food to eat to be a form of [abuse].
12. His body took a lot of [abuse] during the fight.
13. Trade unions are an effective tool against corporate [abuses].
14. A recent study suggests that up to 70% of the young people living on North America's streets left their homes after suffering [abuse] of some kind from family members.
15. One of the coaches of the volleyball team was dismissed from his position for being [abusive] towards his players.
16. Sophie has [abused] her hair by coloring it with cheap drugstore dyes, and now it is very dry, and the color is kind of strange.
17. Sudan has a record of human rights [abuses] by both government and rebel forces.
18. The human rights organization Amnesty International works to mobilize public pressure to stop human rights [abuses] throughout the world.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • abuse — 1 /ə byüz/ vt abused, abus·ing 1: to put to a use other than the one intended: as a: to put to a bad or unfair use abusing the powers of office b: to put to improper or excessive use abuse narcotics …   Law dictionary

  • abuse — vb Abuse, misuse, mistreat, maltreat, ill treat, outrage all denote to use or treat a person or thing improperly or wrongfully. Abuse and misuse are capable of wider use than the others, for they do not invariably imply either deliberateness or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Abuse — A*buse , n. [F. abus, L. abusus, fr. abuti. See {Abuse}, v. t.] 1. Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abuse — noun. This has developed a sinister violent meaning, ‘maltreatment or (especially sexual) assault of a person’, and is now widely familiar in the specific context of child abuse, of which various aspects include physical abuse, domestic abuse,… …   Modern English usage

  • Abuse — Éditeur Origin Systems, Electronic Arts Développeur Crack dot Com …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Abuse — A*buse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abusing}.] [F. abuser; L. abusus, p. p. of abuti to abuse, misuse; ab + uti to use. See {Use}.] 1. To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abuse — Ⅰ. abuse UK US /əˈbjuːs/ noun ► [C or U] a situation in which a person uses something in a bad or wrong way, especially for their own advantage or pleasure: »The former president has been accused of corruption and abuse of power. »The politician… …   Financial and business terms

  • abuse — [n1] wrong use corruption, crime, debasement, delinquency, desecration, exploitation, fault, injustice, misapplication, misconduct, misdeed, mishandling, mismanage, misuse, offense, perversion, prostitution, sin, wrong, wrongdoing; concept 156… …   New thesaurus

  • abusé — abusé, ée (a bu zé, zée) 1°   Part. passé. Trompé. Abusé par de vaines promesses. Abusé sur l état des choses. Abusé et dépouillé. •   Nous étions bien abusés, PASC. Prov. 11. •   En vain du sang des rois dont je suis l oppresseur, Les peuples… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Abuse Me — may refer to:ongs* Abuse Me (Silverchair Song) a single by Silverchair from their 1997 album Freak Show. * Abuse Me a bonus song by Sevendust from their 2007 album Alpha …   Wikipedia

  • abuse — abuse; dis·abuse; …   English syllables