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Sentence count:295+27 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-07-16Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: damageill-useinjuremistreatSimilar words: a bundle ofbushbusinesson businessbusinessmanMeaning: [ə'bjuːz]  n. 1. cruel or inhumane treatment 2. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt 3. improper or excessive use. v. 1. treat badly 2. change the inherent purpose or function of something 3. use foul or abusive language towards 4. use wrongly or improperly or excessively. 
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1) The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuseEdmund Burke 
2) He let out a torrent of abuse/angry words.
3) I'm afraid the position is open to abuse.
4) Abuse can lead to both psychological and emotional problems.
5) Many children suffer racial abuse at school.
6) You can't abuse your power.
7) Child abuse is a punishable offense.
8) The legal system is open to abuse.
9) It's natural to feel helpless against such abuse.
10) There were unfounded rumours of alcohol abuse.
11) I'll not abuse your hospitality,( your kindness.
12) The descriptions of sexual abuse are graphic.
13) I was left shouting abuse as the car sped off.
14) Drug abuse poses a major threat to the fabric of our society.
15) The notion of abuse has wider connotations than the physical.
16) John received constant physical and psychological abuse from his father.
17) She snarled abuse at anyone who happened to walk past.
18) Allegations of abuse led to the removal of several children from their families.
19) What she did was an abuse of her position as manager.
20) Those who want to take child abuse seriously today must stake out a humane child protection practice.
21) Airport officials received a stream of verbal abuse from angry passengers whose flights had been delayed.
22) He was arrested on charges of corruption and abuse of power.
23) He heaped abuse on Waite and made venomous personal attacks.
24) Try not to abuse the privilege of being allowed more freedom.
25) 'Drugs' are associated in most people's minds with drug abuse.
26) Much of the crime in this area is related to drug abuse.
27) The system of paying cash bonuses is open to abuse .
28) So many children who commit violent crimes have themselves been brutalized by years of abuse and neglect.
29) They were jostled and subjected to a torrent of verbal abuse.
30) The family said they had endured years of torment and abuse at the hands of the neighbours.
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