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Questions with the noun Abuse

2 examples:

So how do you go about catching and convicting those who carried about their abuse decades ago?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Questions now abound for me: why were the teachers almost all single middle-aged men, why were the girl students never invited to dinner ... and was I being groomed for abuse?
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Sentences with the noun Abuse

42 examples:

I'm against any kind of abuse.

They burst out into a storm of abuse.

She walked out on her boyfriend after three years of abuse.

His family staged an intervention to confront his abuse of prescription drugs.

There must be equal pay for equal work, and where this is not the case, the abuse must be resisted at all costs.

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
(Jorge Luis Borges)

Power without abuse loses its charm.
(Paul Valery)

The abuse of faith has to be resisted precisely.
(Joseph Ratzinger)

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
(Edmund Burke)

The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.
(Mary Bertone)

Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values.
(Warren E. Burger)

It is not to be argued that the abuse of a thing proves that it is useless.
(Latin proverb)

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.
(James Madison)

I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources is an anxiety.
(Carol Ann Duffy)

The landlords are not agriculturists; that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
(Richard Cobden)

The abuse of detainees in U.S. custody has severely undermined our Nation's position in the world.
(Diane Watson)

It was not worth the abuse.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Older homeowners are often the butt of abuse.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

She was devastated to receive a torrent of abuse.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Opioids are highly addicting and liable for abuse.
(Science Daily - News, )

Experts fear this may lead to higher rates of abuse.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Only 41 out of 1000 cases of elder abuse are reported.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

He says Keane followed him, then launched a tirade of abuse.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Michael Egan wouldn’t stand behind his allegations of abuse.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

The Metropolitan Police have received 106 allegations of abuse.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

They are manipulating their victims into being complicit in the abuse.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Inspectors demanded urgent improvements to protect patients from abuse.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Bullies can face up to five years in prison if found guilty of the abuse.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The hospitality industry is being taught to recognize the signs of abuse.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

The abuse of military jargon is driving Joe Queenan to take up verbal arms.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

After five months away from Twitter Yaya Toure is back. And so is the abuse.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Almost all of the freed prisoners are in poor health and bore signs of abuse.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Sequoia Capital parted ways with VC Michael Goguen after he was sued for abuse.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Police are also putting an additional charge of abuse of a corpse to the court.
(CBC News in CBC News - World, )

Choi is at the heart of an abuse of power probe, and was arrested at the weekend.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Police submitted files about his abuse of boys in Rochdale in 1970, 1998 and 1999.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The first-even system can judge bishops who failed to protect children from abuse.
(USA Today - World, )

The Prime Rib has fired the problematic server, but is still getting hit with abuse.
(Fox News - Lifestyle, )

“Those most acutely threatened by the abuse of American entrepreneurs are the poor.
(Forbes - Business, )

Reyes was arrested and charged with abuse of a family or household member on Oct. 31.
(USA Today - Sports, )

Ronan Farrow triggers debate over how the media treats celebrities charged with abuse.
(USA Today - Money, )

Search warrant executed at youth program facility as part of an investigation of abuse.
(USA Today - National, )

Questions with the verb Abuse

2 examples:

How long, O Catiline, will you abuse our patience?

What's the law on the people who abuse others online?
(BBC News - Technology, )

Sentences with the verb Abuse

9 examples:

If you abuse your computer, it won't work well.

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.
(Lincoln Steffens)

It is discreditable to fly from a living enemy, or to abuse a dead one.
(Danish proverb)

I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.
(Dan Fogelberg)

Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
(Lincoln Steffens)

Some customers still try to abuse it.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

A year later, he met his Scoutmaster who would abuse him for a decade.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Martin McGuinness denounces those who used social media to abuse an MLA.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The Brazilian government is cracking down on ranchers who abuse their workers.
(CNN - World News, )

Negative sentences with the verb Abuse

8 examples:

Don't abuse me, please.

One must not abuse animals.

People shouldn't abuse animals.

Use, don't abuse.
(Grace Jones)

Do not abuse palm-wine tappers while drunkness persists.
(Swahili proverb)

Don't abuse your friends and expect them to consider it criticism.
(Edgar Watson Howe)

Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.

It is, no doubt, an immense advantage to have done nothing, but one should not abuse it.
(Antoine Rivarol)


23 examples:

Can you see how companies or the government could abuse this information?

Are you not accustomed to look at home, when you abuse others?
(Latin proverb)

How widespread is abuse of vulnerable residents?
(BBC News - Health, )

Should animal abuse cases warrant submitting DNA?
(Haydn Watters in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

What effect has The Archers domestic abuse story had?
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Are Indonesian maids vulnerable to abuse in Hong Kong?
(BBC News - World News, )

Was this politician sent abuse from a police computer?
(BBC News - World News, )

How could my Rolf be guilty of such pathological abuse?
(Daily Mail - News, )

How to deal with death threats and abuse on social media?
(BBC News - Technology, )

How widespread is abuse of vulnerable care home residents?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

What are claims of establishment cover-up of abuse reports?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

If they don't talk to the ref, there can't be abuse, right?
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

What is driving abuse of Adderall and other prescription stimulants?
(Tech Times - Health, )

Could pesticides - their use and abuse - increase levels of cancer and birth defects?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Will throttling abuse of the H-1B solve the problem for vanishing low-end tech work in the US?
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Is your portfolio a victim of elder abuse, a fashion emergency, or more like the show Leave It To Beaver?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

One UK police force have made misogyny a hate crime to try and tackle sexist abuse, but how does it work?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

What's it like to be vilified on the internet, and how can protection from online abuse be balanced with freedom of speech?
(ZDNet US, )

Internet trolling has become a growing problem in recent years, but is enough being done to teach children about online abuse?
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

In an attempt to minimize abuse, will the change also affects patients with legitimate medical needs for the narcotic painkiller?
(Forbes - Technology, )

This actual case illustrates a common problem for adult children of aging parents: can you limit a parent's freedom for financial decisions when he is subject to abuse from con artists?
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

In the midst of a fresh eruption of abuse allegations surrounding the government’s troubled temporary foreign worker program, is Jason Kenney’s reputation as a capable taskmaster taking a beating?
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

As about 150 parishioners filed into St Patrick's Cathedral, the home of the Catholic Church in Melbourne, one question was on everyone's mind: Would the historical sex abuse charges laid against Cardinal George Pell be addressed?
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

He showered abuse on me.

She showered abuse on me.

They're against animal abuse.

He flung a stream of abuse at me.

Words of abuse poured from his lips.

We can only abuse of things that are good.

Tom has trouble dealing with verbal abuse.

He heaped abuse on the rather surprised clerk.

Property is the right to use & abuse; it engenders despotism.

My father is oblivious to the emotional pain his abuse caused me.

Congress brought in reforms to prevent abuse of presidential power.

When it comes to drugs, there's a very fine line between use and abuse.

Everyone has the right to be stupid. Some people just abuse that privilege.

It is the place where there is no person in question, and you shouldn't say abuse.

Tom directed a torrent of abuse at Mary as she came late again for their weekly meeting.

I'm not afraid of anything after having verbal abuse heaped on me like that. In fact, I feel empowered by it.

What you can't have, abuse.
(Italian proverb)

Faint praise is akin to abuse.
(Danish proverb)

Abuse often starts with praise.
(Japanese proverb)

Abuse doesn't hang on the collar.
(Russian proverb)

Glory lies still; abuse is running.
(Russian proverb)

Abuse does not invalidate usefulness.
(Latin proverb)

Abuse of hospitality breaks the bridge.
(Bemba proverb)

Ritalin abuse is a big issue in the US.
(Elizabeth Wurtzel)

Abuse is like a god that destroys his master.
(American proverb)

Riches abuse them who know not how to use them.
(German proverb)

Point at the mulberry and abuse the pagoda tree.
(Chinese proverb)

There was mental and physical abuse in my family.
(Erin Moran)

So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.
(Pamela Stephenson)

When you have no basis of argument, abuse the plaintiff.

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him.
(E.W. Howe)

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
(Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

Everyone has a right to be stupid some just abuse the right.
(African proverb)

When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Nothing is so wearing as the possession or abuse of liberty.
(Emile M. Cioran)

I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.
(Tatum O'Neal)

Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.

Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling.
(Marcus Aurelius in Meditations)

Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
(Alan Greenspan)

I've always had a natural fear of the police, or abuse of their power.
(Terrence Howard)

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.
(Charles Bradlaugh)

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse.
(Lynn Swann)

But the Republic has its rules and it must not tolerate any abuse of them.
(Jean-Pierre Raffarin)

Judicial abuse occurs when judges substitute their own political views for the law.
(Lamar S. Smith)

What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.
(Isabel Allende)

No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.
(Salma Hayek)

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe)

I heard the various terms of abuse at school and probably indulged them in the way you do as a kid.
(Christopher Eccleston)

I see abuse, tears and anguish.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Son was victim of alleged abuse.
(USA Today - NFL, )

He had been accused of verbal abuse.
(Daily Mail - News, )

He was cleared of abuse allegations.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The Welsh winger has come in for some torrid abuse.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Cholita endured years of abuse at a circus in Peru.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Stadiums do not shout abuse or punch you on the nose.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

He faced a torrent of abuse from disgruntled customers.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

One place in Kabul offers hope to women escaping abuse.
(BBC News - World News, )

She received a torrent of abuse from his fans on Twitter.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Many are in uproar on Facebook calling the stunt 'abuse'.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Residents allege that sex abuse by peacekeepers continues.
(USA Today - World, )

Verbal abuse is the most common form of workplace violence.
(Science Daily - News, )

She has since received a barrage of abuse for her question.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Minimum punishment for players found guilty of racist abuse.
(BBC Sport, )

The website's usual form to deal with abuse won't work here.
(USA Today - Tech, )

Rosemarie Francis was born into a life of poverty and abuse.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

For some, going online means bullying, harassment and abuse.
(Dan Misener in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

Daisy Goodwin suggests books that deal with emotional abuse.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Former NFL wideout allegedly involved in domestic abuse case.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Here is how to report online abuse on the microblogging site.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Here are some suggestions from people who have endured abuse.
(Laura Wright in CBC News - Technology & Science, )

It was abuse, horrid, racist abuse but ultimately meaningless.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Two abuse victims claimed killings were linked to sex parties.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Even the most insulting abuse from fans can be shrugged aside.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Shame on you for that not-so-humble bragging and hashtag abuse.
(CNET News, )

The pill is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Physical abuse of women or children is completely unacceptable.
(Forbes - Business, )

She has spoken for the first time about the abuse she received.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

He said Anelka, who denies the charge of abuse, has his backing.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Eight members will help advise Pope Francis on sex abuse policy.
(USA Today - World, )

Here's how one woman broke free from the hell of domestic abuse.
(USA Today - National, )

Rulings have made it harder for victims of abuse to seek justice.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

Bar owner Cameron said the man swore and spat abuse at bar staff.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Abuse victims praise ex-footballer's courage, after he spoke out.
(BBC Sport, )

The authors call for a more integrated treatment of opioid abuse.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Both died in their 40s from long-term abuse of anabolic steroids.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Republicans are fighting to make America safe for financial abuse.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

New research suggests that top performers often feel hidden abuse.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

The Gunners boss was subject to a torrent of abuse after the game.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Gareth, 36, from Yorkshire, was just seven when the abuse started.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

The three reported that they were subjected to anti-Semitic abuse.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Seattle quarterback endures abuse with three starters out Thursday.
(USA Today - NFL, )

Learn how she succeeded in thwarting financial abuse of her father.
(Forbes - Business, )

Francis said sex abuse in the church can no longer be kept a secret.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

Financial abuse of older Americans is happening at an alarming rate.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

During a five-year period, heroin abuse has nearly doubled in America.
(NBC News, )

Coach abuse can derail morals, while ethical leadership builds morale.
(NBC News Health, )

The law comes with a number of restrictions intended to prevent abuse.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Curbing abuse will make our system better and our innovation stronger.
(Forbes - Education, )

Teacher Ronald Wotton, 73, would catch a pupil’s eye and abuse them.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The NFL could have sent a clear message on domestic abuse. They failed.
(USA Today - NFL, )

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