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Sentences with the adjective Abusive

19 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, )

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, )

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, )

In the face of a damning decision that lambasted her ministry, Cadieux is making the problem worse with her response to findings that child welfare workers gave an abusive dad the opportunity to commit sex abuse while labelling the caring mom crazy.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux played the Artful Dodger Thursday, promising an internal review of her department’s horrific decision to put four kids into the care of an abusive father. “It can’t be rushed but it won’t be delayed,” she said.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Fourteen Emmy contenders reveal the character extremes ("That pot is about to explode"), vulnerabilities ("I have anxieties and I have fears") and flaws ("Playing an abusive husband was an ugly and strange feeling") that drove some of this season’s most memorable performances.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

With a cast that includes a host of impossible beings and wondrous creatures, set among the surreal wonderment of Dreamland, Coney Island's now long since destroyed freak show-cum-amusement park, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is teetering on the edge of magical realism even before she throws in such fairytale elements as love at first sight, an abusive parent and beads of bright crimson fresh blood.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Sentence with the absolute superlative degree of the adjective Abusive

1 example:

Justin Bieber and his father were “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant as their private jet flew from Canada to New Jersey on Friday, forcing her to take refuge in the cockpit, according to an official report obtained exclusively by NBC News.
(NBC News Entertainment, )

Sentence with the equality degree of the adjective Abusive

1 example:

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, )

Question

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, )

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 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, )

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, )

It is abusive conduct that is: threatening, humiliating, or intimidating,...
(Los Angeles Times - Business, )

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, )

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

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, )

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

Troubled Gia (Kristen Ruhlin) has had a rough go of it, raised in abusive foster homes...
(Los Angeles Times - Motor Racing, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

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

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, )

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, )

Toulon's Delon Armitage is banned for 12 weeks for using foul and abusive language towards Leicester Tigers fans.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Reports claim the California-based site will start banning abusive users by tracking email addresses and numbers.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

West Ham striker Carlton Cole is fined £20,000 for sending abusive comments to a Tottenham supporter on Twitter.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Psychologically abusive partners will face up to five years in jail, thanks to changes to the Serious Crime Bill.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp this week, alleging he had been abusive throughout their marriage.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

A man and a woman are jailed for sending abusive messages on Twitter to feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Two judges on New Zealand's version of the X Factor have been fired over abusive comments made during a live show.
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Mike Rice, center, was fired by Rutgers in 2013 for abusive coaching behavior during men’s basketball practices.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

Abusive incidents have made headlines, but raw anger in Labour's debate has become commonplace, says Ross Hawkins.
(BBC News - Politics, )

Twitter, which helped enable the outsider candidacy of Donald J. Trump, has hosted abusive clashes between voters.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Northwich boss Lee Ashcroft is found guilty of using abusive words towards a female coach and given a 10-match ban.
(BBC Sport, )

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been charged by the Football Association over an alleged abusive hand gesture.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A man is jailed for eight weeks for posting abusive Twitter messages about the death of school teacher Ann Maguire.
(BBC News - U.K. News, )

Twitter backtracks on changes it made to how people block abusive users, less than a day after they were introduced.
(BBC News - Business, )

Joseph was ordered to pay victims $1.1 million for failing to report an abusive priest to law enforcement officials.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

This could be chalked up to rigorous or even abusive use, but the Surface RT has only been on the market for 2 weeks.
(Forbes - Technology, )

David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

It was a pointed finger, nothing obscene or abusive, but brazen enough to have crossed an invisible high-minded line.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Jan. 6 (UPI) -- After Indian teen unfriends "abusive" boy on Facebook, he allegedly dumped boiling water on her face.
(UPI - Odd News, )

Fears of financial hardship stop women leaving abusive relationships, the family violence royal commission has heard.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

The Scottish police force has apologised for a tweet sent during a Newsnight debate about abusive messages on Twitter.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Award-winning Victoria native Connor Gaston's latest film is a look at an abusive childhood through the lens of a boy.
(The Vancouver Sun - Celebrity, )

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere loses an appeal against the length of his ban after he admitted making an abusive hand gesture.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

A man has been convicted of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner towards First Minister Alex Salmond on Twitter.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Deportivo La Coruna cancel the transfer of Julio Rey after the discovery of his abusive tweet about the club from 2012.
(BBC Sport - Football, )

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell admits he did not act after a boy told him about an abusive priest in Australia.
(BBC News - World News, )

Hopkins plays Lester, an old, stoic logger who accepts Julia Stiles’ request for help deterring an abusive stalker...
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

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