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 Meanings and Examples of ABUSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
abuse
 n.  improper use or handling; misuse
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  I, for instance, genuinely despised my official work and did not openly abuse it simply because I was in it myself and got a salary for it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
2  Anyway, take note, I did not openly abuse it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
3  Our romantic would rather go out of his mind--a thing, however, which very rarely happens--than take to open abuse, unless he had some other career in view; and he is never kicked out.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: I
4  They have become utterly vile, and nothing on earth is viler, more loathsome, and more insulting than their abuse.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VII
5  The Russian officer in charge of the transport lolled back in the front cart, shouting and scolding a soldier with coarse abuse.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
6  Several wounded men passed along the road, and words of abuse, screams, and groans mingled in a general hubbub, then the firing died down.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVII
7  After hearing the details of Anatole's marriage from Pierre, and giving vent to her anger against Anatole in words of abuse, Marya Dmitrievna told Pierre why she had sent for him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIX
8  From all sides, like the roar of the sea, were heard the rattle of wheels, the tramp of feet, and incessant shouts of anger and abuse.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIV
9  Merry senseless words of abuse flowed freely.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER VII
10  Her weapons of scorn, coldness and abuse blunted in her hands, for nothing she could say would shame him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
11  The man became insane; he stood over me, choking me with one fist and beating me in the face with the other, hissing and chuckling and letting out a flood of abuse.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
12  Whereupon Victor administered a rebuke in the form of a volley of abuse, which, owing to its rapidity and incoherence, was all but incomprehensible to Edna.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
13  It is rather joy than labor to the spirit, to lift up the voice in praise; but sadly do these boys abuse their gifts.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
14  There was no term of abuse known to the Huron vocabulary that the disappointed women did not lavishly expend on the successful stranger.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
15  The mode here adopted to disgust the slave with freedom, by allowing him to see only the abuse of it, is carried out in other things.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  I'm afraid the position is open to abuse.
17  Those who want to take child abuse seriously today must stake out a humane child protection practice.
18  I will refer to child abuse generically.
19  The checks that were carried out were not particularly rigorous and did not in fact tend to reveal abuse.
20  The descriptions of sexual abuse are graphic.
21  This book is written with survivors of child sexual abuse in mind.
22  She was subjected to regular sexual abuse.
23  Social workers have excluded sexual abuse as a reason for the child's disappearance.
24  Many children suffer racial abuse at school.
25  Thanks to Vito, the commenter said, he has stopped 7 years of girl abuse in this area.
26  The professor decided to gave a presentation on drug abuse in public.
27  In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond
28  Perry attorney David L. Botsford called the indictment a "political abuse of the court system."
29  This rule was brought into being because the old law was abused.
30  She is continually abusing her position/authority by getting other people to do things for her.