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Sentences with the adjective Abused

6 examples:

Everyone is an abused child, if you think about what governments do.
(Tim Roth)

Ex-Corrie star resumes her acting career playing an abused woman who seeks revenge.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

A playhouse in a Peterborough park that was used as a place where a gang abused children is removed by the city council.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Amber Heard donates her $7m (£5.3m) divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charities working with abused women and ill children.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

A former head of a Geelong Grammar campus at the centre of an allegation that an abused boy was expelled insists he can't recall the episode.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Tazeen Ahmad visits a charity that is helping parents of abused children to cope with their child's - and their own - devastating experiences.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Sentence with the comparative degree of the adjective Abused

1 example:

In the world of cooking, the only thing more abused than salt may be superlatives.
(The Vancouver Sun - Health, )

Sentence with the absolute superlative degree of the adjective Abused

1 example:

It's very abused.

Sentences with the equality degree of the adjective Abused

6 examples:

Dean Radford claims he was abused as a young player by a former employee of Southampton Football Club.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Two more ex-footballers tell the Victoria Derbyshire programme they were abused as children by a coach.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Dean Rashford claims he was abused as a young player by a former employee of Southampton Football Club.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Blind and vulnerable people say they were abused as children by their special primary school's headmistress.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she was abused as a child by a couple who cared for her while her mother was at work.
(UPI - News, )

Police investigate claims that Celtic boss Neil Lennon was abused as he watched the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Tynecastle.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Sentences with the verb Abused

48 examples:

He abused my trust.

He abused our trust.

Tom abused my trust.

Tom abused our trust.

He abused my confidence.

He abused the privilege.

Tom abused my confidence.

Mary's husband abused her.

Tom was abused by his father.

Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me, are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed.
(Poppy Z. Brite)

The judge said he abused the 'great trust' placed in him.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Women had come forward claiming he abused them during sex.
(NBC News, )

Police say she was abused by her husband for 15 hours before rescue.
(Michael Harthorne, Newser staff in USA Today - National, )

It is claimed he abused children while carrying out charity work for BA.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Dean Brewin, 25, was abused by his murderer mother Sharon Edwards as a child.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Denounces his claim that Mia Farrow brainwashed her into saying he abused her.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

Woman who abused her ex-partner says she was 'horrified' by what she had done.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Denise Williams, 38, from West Bromwich, was abused by husband Steve Wilson for years.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A man who claims he was abused by a priest dropped his case against the Vatican Tuesday.
(USA Today - National, )

Joanne Fowler's (inset) son Matthew (inset) was abused by his uncle Norman Shepherd (left).
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Declan Garrity had been due in court for arraignment on charges he abused his roomate's cat.
(CNBC, )

It was installed after so many people abused an honesty box at a farm in Wymondham, Norfolk.
(BBC News - Business, )

A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients at Addenbrooke's Hospital is jailed for 22 years.
(BBC News - Health, )

Mother-of-two Mandy Greenwood, from Greater Manchester, was abused by her father throughout her childhood.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The mother of the Elizabeth Thomas who was missing was indicted in 2016 on charges she abused her children.
(The Tennessean in USA Today - National, )

Barclays analyst Declan Garrity had been due in court for arraignment on charges he abused his roommate's cat.
(CNBC, )

The mother of "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter is denying allegations that she abused the 14-year-old actress.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

The studio and copyright agent Rightscorp escape a claim they abused the legal process by exploiting subpoenas.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Tech, )

The Sunday papers debate Fidel Castro's legacy - while another former footballer says he was abused by a coach.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Clementine Ford has had enough with online trolls, and says she will report a man who abused her online to police.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The news comes after an 'Oprah' episode, on which Puzder's ex-wife alleges he abused her, was reviewed by the Senate.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Politics, )

Disgraced Australian artist and singer could face fresh charges after more than 10 new victims claimed he abused them.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Jimmy Savile faced police over potentially devastating allegations from three women who claimed he abused them as girls.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Bangladesh cricketer Shahadat Hossain remains at large as police investigate allegations he abused his 11-year-old maid.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

He resigned amid risk of impeachment over allegations he abused his powers to cover up an extramarital affair with a top aide.
(CNBC, )

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba hits back at the racists who abused him in Sunday's heated Istanbul derby against Fenerbahce.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

The International Paralympic Committee may take disciplinary action against Heather Mills after alleging she abused an official.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Tracy Brown and her sister Rachel Steadwood, both 38, from Edinburgh, were abused by John McCallum between the ages of six and 13.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Google dismissed EU antitrust accusations that it abused the Android operating system's worldwide dominance to stifle its competition.
(UPI - Business News, )

Michael Egan has filed a lawsuit against director Bryan Singer, saying he abused him when he was 17 years old in Hawaii and California.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Robert Montagu, 64, was abused by his father, the 10th Earl of Sandwich, on an almost daily basis from the age of seven until he was 11.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A woman alleged to have been an internet troll who abused the parents of Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a Leicestershire hotel.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

RIK SHARMA: Barcelona's players were abused by a group of angry supporters as they returned to the Nou Camp after their defeat by Granada.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The European Commission steps up pressure on Google, alleging that it abused its dominance in internet shopping and restricted competition.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Francine Hughes Wilson was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity in the 1977 death of her husband (not pictured), who abused her.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

NSW health care complaints commissioner Kieran Pehm has apologised for his agency's treatment of men who were abused by a doctor when children.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.
(BBC News - World News, )

A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients was able to go undetected after clues to his offending were missed, an investigation finds.
(BBC News - Health, )


2 examples:

What's it like to be abused for the way you look?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

As photographs emerge of the first beneficiaries of a plan to rescue dozens of children, isn’t it well nigh impossible to avoid the conclusion that the Government’s intentions are being abused?
(Daily Mail - News, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

You've abused my trust.

The king abused his power.

He must have abused the privilege.

The governor abused his authority.

On behalf of the government, the mass media are abused.

If the medicine is abused, people can ruin their health.

The dictator abused his privileges to his heart's content.

I tried to give him some advice, but he just abused me violently.

The notorious dictator abused his privileges to his heart's content.

Kenneth Starr abused his power again and took away my right to get on-line.

For many years, Tom has been constantly complaining about his traumatic childhood, but there are many people who were similarly abused in their childhood who did not end up like Tom.

Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases...but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.

Abused patience turns to fury.
(Thomas Fuller)

Knowledge that is not used is abused.
(Creole proverb)

Any powerful technology can be abused.
(K. Eric Drexler)

A man who is not spoken of is not abused.
(Danish proverb)

Riches are often abused, but never refused.
(Danish proverb)

Wine is as sweet as honey but it can be abused.
(Sicilian proverb)

All power in human hands is liable to be abused.
(Sarah Bernhardt)

An old cart well used may outlast a new one abused.
(British proverb)

My parents just neglected me, I wasn't abused or anything.
(Andy Dick)

The way animals were and are abused appalls me to this very day.
(Marie Windsor)

I want to set up orphanages for underprivileged and abused children.
(Lindsay Lohan)

The President is always abused. If he isn't, he isn't doing anything.
(Harry S. Truman)

I do not believe that I fell in love with a woman because I was abused.
(Anne Heche)

I don't like to use 'gourmet' because it has become so overused and abused.
(Arthur Schwartz)

A jack of both sides, is before long, trusted by nobody, and abused by both parties.
(Traditional proverb)

If a man's character is to be abused there's nobody like a relative to do the business.
(Alexander Pope)

Even if a woman is abused a very long time ago, it comes out in her life in a negative way.
(Catherine Deneuve)

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.
(George Washington)

I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all.
(Oscar Wilde in The Importance of Being Earnest)

More than 90 percent of all the prisoners in our American prisons have been abused as children.
(John Powell)

A man who has abused opens up.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The government has abused Haitians and their kin.
(The New York Times - World News, )

She was then racially abused by a male passenger.
(Daily Mail - News, )

He was abused by ex-priest Michael Stephen Baker.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

He has also abused Sky News presenter Kay Burley.
(Daily Mail - News, )

In that time I was physically and mentally abused.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

There is no suggestion the boys pictured were abused.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Later the girl described how she was sexually abused.
(Siobhan Fenton in The Independent - World News, )

The teen has already been abused by boyfriend Nathan.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Her dad watched on in horror as his daughter was abused.
(Daily Mail - News, )

It is also widely believed that the H-1B program is abused.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

He dragged Mrs Zimmat to the ground and sexually abused her.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Eight young men testified at trial that Sandusky abused them.
(Forbes - Business, )

Her daughter is being domestically abused and wants to leave.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Painkillers are useful, but are at high risk of being abused.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Michael Egan III had claimed Bryan Singer sexually abused him.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

'Lucy' was just seven years old when she started being abused.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Here is the story of a young woman who was abused in Rotherham.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Jon Katz gave a home to a horribly neglected and abused donkey.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

At least 450 people were abused by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Margarita Garabito abused the child for years, prosecutors said.
(NBC News, )

The actress shared how she was sexually abused starting at age 6.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

Paedophile abused 23 Malaysian and Cambodian children and babies.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Mike Tyson says he was sexually abused by an older man as a child.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Every 10 seconds a report is made concerning a child being abused.
(Science Daily - News, )

The Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo says he’s been racially abused.
(The Independent - Sport, )

But Danielle Lineker was abused at school due to her Indian heritage.
(Daily Mail - News, )

He verbally abused neighbours and built walls to cover their windows.
(Daily Mail - News, )

After the match Zaha then said he was racially abused on social media.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Prescription opioids are commonly abused because they are so addictive.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Kristy Sutton, 27, was abused by family friend George Spooner as a child.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Canterbury Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo says he has been racially abused.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Sport, )

L.A. girl, 15, was sexually abused and kept in a metal box, authorities say.
(Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Anthony York in Los Angeles Times - Education, )

Kim Hill, 31, from Suffolk, was abused by Derek Osborne from the age of four.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

He was allegedly sexually abused by his house master at school in Eastbourne.
(Daily Mail - News, )

'Evidence does not support a claim' that Google abused its position, says FTC.
(Matt Warman in The Telegraph - Technology, )

Jian Ghomeshi has dismissed allegations that he sexually abused several women.
(The Independent - People, )

Mr Barnes has been abused by trolls for offering her just a tenner towards it.
(Daily Mail - News, )

“Straight Outta Compton” ignored old allegations that Dr. Dre abused women.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Families with disabled children describe being abused online and in the street.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

It has been revealed brothers Johnny and Jimmy Savile abused women in hospitals.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

She started as a scared, abused housewife who couldn't protect her only daughter.
(Forbes - Business, )

As many as 1400 children have been abused by gangs in this northern English town.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

They’re more likely to end up in foster care, be abused and drop out of school.
(USA Today - National, )

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests sees the cases growing dramatically.
(Pacific Daily News (Guam) in USA Today - National, )

Abused, neglected, discarded - that's how many of these animals began their lives.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

A woman now has sued, saying she was sexually abused when she was 14, around 1972.
(Pacific Daily News (Guam) in USA Today - National, )

Many companies get abused, bullied, and have customers that try to work the system.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

He’s declared zero tolerance for any member of the clergy who has abused a child.
(NBC Today, )

Steve Ashton was 10 when he was abused at Stock Mandeville where his mother worked.
(Daily Mail - News, )

After being verbally, physically abused and raped, I dated him for two more months.
(Matt Payton in The Independent - People, )

Hawaii man said he was sexually abused by Archbishop Anthony Apuron when he was 12.
(USA Today - National, )

The former USWNT player says she abused drugs for years until her April DUI arrest.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Abused immigrant children seek solace in the United States. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

He has been abused, even by his own fans, over his decision to put deal talks on hold.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

A disability group refused to accept a 10-year-old girl had been abused in their care.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Thousands of young footballers could have been abused by a nationwide paedophile ring.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The center takes in animals from across the country that have been abused or abandoned.
(USA Today - National, )

Army sergeant offers account of being beaten and abused during five years in captivity.
(USA Today - World, )

'One person will read this and it will stop them getting sexually abused by a director.
(Maya Oppenheim in The Independent - People, )

But he won't meet with former altar boys who say Archbishop Anthony Apuron abused them.
(USA Today - National, )

Rev. Louis Brouillard, now 95, is seeking forgiveness from men he once sexually abused.
(USA Today - National, )

But the system has been widely abused by unscrupulous domestic buyers and global firms.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

A growing number of children are being sexually abused by other children, say charities.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Charlie Bothuell V told investigators Friday that he was verbally and physically abused.
(USA Today - National, )

Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun.
(The New York Times - Tennis, )

A new iOS app called Abused Emojis aims to make it easier for kids to communicate abuse.
(CNN - World Business, )

Manyoun, an ethnic Dinka, struggled. For years, he abused alcohol and racked up arrests.
(USA Today - National, )

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