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Sentences with the adjective Abusive

17 examples:

Up to 70% of abusive men who complete treatment can change their behavior, experts say.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

This William Inge play revolves around a midcentury woman whose troubles include an abusive husband.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard opened up Tuesday about his abusive father and how faith saved his family.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

“My Name Is Hmmm ...” tells the story of an 11-year-old girl running away from a sexually abusive father.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

After fleeing her home in 1999 to escape an abusive father, the Croatian spent the next decade missing from tennis.
(Paul Newman in The Independent - Sport, )

Ethan Hawke plays the abusive father of an emotionally troubled young baseball player in Noah Buschel's indie drama.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

The drama also stars Paul Giamatti and Johnny Simmons as a talented young athlete who struggles with his abusive father.
(The Hollywood Reporter - International, )

Police in Michigan said a woman accused of attacking her boyfriend at a bar was dressed as an abusive wife for Halloween.
(UPI - Odd News, )

A deaf-mute young man seeks to exact revenge on his violently abusive father in 'My Father Die,' Sean Brosnan's directorial debut.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Eddie Murphy is in talks to play the abusive father of the late comedy legend Richard Pryor in director Lee Daniels' planned biopic.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

Diego Lerman's second appearance in Directors' Fortnight tracks a mother and son on the run through Argentina from an abusive husband.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

One of the reasons some women do not leave an abusive spouse or partner is having to leave a beloved pet behind, U.S. researchers suggest.
(UPI - Health News, )

A woman who left an abusive voice message for a mother whose son died at a mental health unit is an employee of the unit's NHS trust, police say.
(BBC News - Health, )

Researchers at Bowling Green State University, in Ohio, found there is an increased risk of depression and poor behaviour in teenagers with abusive parents.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

After a scathing obituary written by the adult children of an allegedly abusive mother went viral, grief experts weigh in on how to mourn a less-than-loved one.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

An abusive husband has been found guilty of murder – after travelling thousands of miles to Pakistan to shoot his mother-in-law in a revenge killing after his wife left him.
(The Independent - World News, )

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of domestic violence have taken twitter under the hashtag #WhyIStayed to educate people on the complex reasons women remain with an abusive men.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Sentence with the equality degree of the adjective Abusive

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Adam Goldstein, a professor in family medicine at the University of North Carolina, says exposure is as abusive as leaving children unattended in hot car, or drink driving.
(Daily Mail - Health, )


1 example:

Instagram has just rolled out text filters to block unwanted, hateful and abusive comments, but will it succeed?
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Tom was abusive.

Tom became abusive.

They used abusive language to her.

I had never received such an abusive letter before.

The purpose of antitrust law is to stop the abusive influence of the market by big companies.

Slanderous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, insulting, threatening and harassing comments are not tolerated.

I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive.
(Tatum O'Neal)

As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet.
(Percy Wyndham Lewis)

As a result of the feminist revolution, ""feminine"" becomes an abusive epithet.
(Wyndham Lewis)

When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort.
(Kevyn Aucoin)

A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
(Andrew Vachss)

Some tweets were abusive.
(USA Today - Money, )

This has become an abusive relationship.
(Los Angeles Times - Motor Racing, )

This can help identify abusive online behaviour.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Dad was emotionally abusive and unfaithful to mum.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

PC Haslam was verbally abusive to on-duty officers.
(Daily Mail - News, )

If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day.
(Science Daily - News, )

Changes will make it easier for users to flag abusive content.
(USA Today - Tech, )

It said it will verify complaints and suspended abusive users.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

He will guest-star as the abusive career criminal Lewis Snart.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

He was fined after pleading guilty to being abusive on the flight.
(Daily Mail - News, )

The abusive 'Comedy Central Roast for Justin Bieber' airs March 30.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

He may be the last remaining laborer connected to an abusive system.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

I’m caught up in an abusive relationship with a coastline near you.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Now you can see when it plans to enforce rules against abusive behavior.
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

Meni Naftali also alleges he was repeatedly subjected to abusive language.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Twitter is making it easier for users to block and report abusive accounts.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Thousands of women are leaving their homes because of their abusive partner.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

This includes a 'time-out,' which will restrict an abusive user for 12 hours.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

They have now been told to report any further abusive incidents to the agency.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Abusive partner wasn't arrested and now is accused of shooting Sarah McKinney.
(USA Today - National, )

Tara, 21, was trapped in an abusive relationship miles from her home in Canada.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Former Knicks star was also described as 'verbally abusive' on night of arrest.
(USA TODAY Sports in USA Today - NBA, )

Many employees have to deal with colleagues and bosses who are rude or abusive.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

But some say they are essential to help women escape from abusive relationships.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

A new Texas law will protect abusive insurers, said a former top insurance official.
(CNBC, )

They include faeces in changing rooms, sexting teens, abusive parents and greedy kids.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

Florida woman says she fired a warning shot to scare off her allegedly abusive husband.
(USA Today - National, )

Also: The Lacheys have a baby on the way, and Selena Gomez strikes back at abusive fan.
(The Vancouver Sun - Celebrity, )

'If I find out that somebody is abusive, I cut them out of my life,' DeCoutere tweeted.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

A man who fled his abusive marriage speaks about how an under-threat refuge helped him.
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

The Archers character Helen Titchener finally stabbed her abusive partner Rob on Sunday.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Twitter is going on the offensive, seeking out accounts that engage in abusive behavior.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Money, )

The 18-year-old was attacked by her family with an ax after leaving her abusive husband.
(The New York Times - World News, )

The Blackpool chairman argued that abusive text messages sent to a supporter were private.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says abusive chanting is part of "modern society".
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A young single mother arrived at Gilmor Homes in 2008 after fleeing an abusive relationship.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

A Cambridge University student says he has received abusive mail and chemical attack threats.
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

Leeds United manager Neil Warnock will grant abusive fans their wish at the end of the season.
(Mark Ogden in The Telegraph - Sport, )

Researchers found that highly processed foods share common characteristics with abusive drugs.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Corey Bohan won't be prosecuted after "The Hills" alum Audrina Patridge alleged he was abusive.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

They’ve gone from fighting for $15 to fighting allegations of abusive behavior towards women.
(Fox News - U.S., )

A group of senators say that I.R.S. contractors are using illegal and abusive collection tactics.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Ten per cent of Facebook users have received abusive or insulting messages, a new study has found.
(Matt Warman in The Telegraph - Technology, )

Twitter has said that it is not blind to the fact that some users are abusive and may harm others.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

A young man hires a hit man to kill his sister's abusive husband in Jack Bryan's neonoir thriller.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Also, it will suspend accounts or force users to delete tweets if they engage in abusive behavior.
(CNET News, )

The company is also working to identify fake or abusive accounts automatically without any report.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The Milton Keynes surgery struggles to retain doctors because of "abusive and demanding" patients.
(BBC News - Health, )

A set of safety-minded changes to the social media service will target abusive accounts and tweets.
(CNET News - Politics and Law, )

They make abusive or manipulative comments, act disrespectfully to others or take advantage of them.
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

Before Jana Kramer was “Dancing with the Stars,” the country singer endured an abusive marriage.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Twitter announces new ways for users to tackle abusive messages and hateful content on its platform.
(BBC News - Technology, )

The ex-Trump adviser sent abusive tweets to journalists on Twitter but says he will sue the network.
(BBC News - Technology, )

West Ham's Carlton Cole accepts a Football Association charge for making abusive comments on Twitter.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

When Helen was stalked by her ex-partner, his abusive messages and rumours made her feel "worthless".
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

He says administrators deleted some posts for breaking rules against abusive or inflammatory comments.
(Fox News - U.S., )

A mother-of-six from Merseyside has been left homeless after her abusive husband burned her house down.
(BBC News - Education & Family, )

Toulon full-back Delon Armitage's 12-week ban for using abusive language is reduced to eight on appeal.
(BBC Sport, )

The sinister portrait of abusive priests was one of the most unsettling films at this year's Berlinale.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

Twitter is pulling together a council of outside experts and organizations to battle abusive behaviour.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Neil Ansell, 46, from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, allegedly painted abusive graffiti on Sean Smith's car.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Hugh Hefner says he "would never tolerate" the kind of abusive behaviour Bill Cosby is being accused of.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Robbie Savage’s wife has been targeted by an abusive message left on her car while she was in the gym.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott reveals that he has received abusive phone calls from irate supporters.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A man who killed his abusive former stepfather by running him over in his car is jailed for manslaughter.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

The characters all seem beaten down and oppressed, under the yoke of an abusive patriarch (Themis Panou).
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The singer's diva antics were "borderline abusive to our director" according to co-star Cedric Yarbrough.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

It also said it would use more tools to stop the spread of abusive tweets about rape, death and terrorism.
(The New York Times - Technology, )

A Chinese court gives a two-year reprieve to a woman sentenced to death for murdering her abusive husband.
(BBC News - World News, )

The social network will push sensitive or abusive tweets out of search results and timeline conversations.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Tech, )

Ex-England footballer Paul Gascoigne is charged with harassing his former girlfriend with abusive messages.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Singer Kesha has leaked emails from her producer Dr Luke, which she claims show he was abusive towards her.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Called Perspective, the system has learned offensive and abusive language in order to flag comments online.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Opener David Warner charged with breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour over abusive Twitter posts.
(BBC Sport, )

The partner of an abusive yoga master at a NSW ashram said she was forced to have sex with an underaged boy.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The video streaming app is dealing with abusive comments the old fashioned way -- with a jury of your peers.
(CNET News, )

Batsman David Warner is fined for breaching Cricket Australia's code of behaviour over abusive Twitter posts.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

Periscope wants to put an end to abusive comments and spam during broadcasts with a new community-based tool.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

A Sydney woman on trial for murdering her abusive estranged partner has been found guilty of his manslaughter.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Twitter ups its anti-harassment game, rolls out a new feature that allows users to flag abusive Twitter users.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

An amended complaint asserts that Sony Music has "forced an abusive relationship" between singer and producer.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Business, )

Ex-footballer Stan Collymore reactivates his Twitter account, after complaining about receiving abusive tweets.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Manager Alan Archibald is sent off for "foul and abusive language" while playing for Partick Thistle Under-20s.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

The company is now taking back the decision, with Microsoft citing the reason of abusive users for the changes.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Rachel Sawford, 29, escaped an abusive relationship to study a BSc in Social Work at the University of Plymouth.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey will not contest a five-game ban imposed for using racially abusive language.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits Jack Wilshere may have to accept a ban for an apparent abusive hand gesture.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A radiator salesman called Phil Neville is sent hundreds of abusive tweets intended for his footballing namesake.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Jessica Silva has been found guilty of the manslaughter of her abusive ex-partner in Sydney on Mother's Day 2012.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

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