abused their power

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  • It has been alleged that the students frequently abuse their power. Cited from Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, by Lafcadio Hearn
  • He thought the only way was to let in public opinion upon the acts and conduct of individuals abusing their power. Cited from History of England in Three Volumes, Vol. III, by E. Farr & E. H. Nolan
  • He also caught his subordinates who abused their power and had them dismissed from office.
  • Use of force dates back to the beginning of established law enforcement, with a fear that officers would abuse their power.
  • If those to whom society has delegated sovereignty abuse their power, society has the right to take it from them. Cited from Baron d'Holbach, by Max Pearson Cushing
  • They are considerably kinder than the Citizens and do not abuse their power.
  • In some cases, the railroads were perceived to have abused their power as a result of too little competition.
  • Women also participated in efforts to overthrow the emperors who abused their power.
  • Fielding's focus in the play is to point out corruption in government and to attack those who abuse their power.
  • As a result, GMs can abuse their power for their benefit.
  • The Equites had abused their power, as the Senate had done before them. Cited from A Smaller History of Rome, by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
  • Officers, likewise, have to learn not to abuse their power and learn humility, as well as leading by example.
  • The nobility were widely disliked as they had often abused their power and acted above the law, with the government doing little against them.
  • Had they used their power in the public interest, that would have been submitted to, but they did not -- they abused their power for their own interests. Cited from The Narrative of Gordon Sellar, by Gordon Sellar
  • A losing candidate could petition the House of Commons if he suspected that the returning officer had abused their power.
  • In what sense have trusts abused their power? Cited from Problems in American Democracy, by T. Williamson
  • The other powerful officials also abused their power greatly, often commissioning duplicating local officials throughout the empire, causing great confusion and anger.
  • Debes is chiefly known for standing up for islanders mistreated by those who abused their power.
  • In general the shamans are held in check by the belief that should they abuse their power they will be long and severely punished after death. Cited from Overland through Asia (Illustrated), by Thomas Wallace Knox
  • All legal restraints are framed upon the presumption, that men will abuse their power if not hemmed in by them. Cited from Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4, by American Anti-Slavery Society
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