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  • This soldier stated that he reported the abuse to his commander, but was not believed.
  • Similarly, his work has been called a history of child abuse, not childhood.
  • Kyra tells him that she killed her previous husband after he abused her.
  • She continued to travel around the nation, speaking out against drug and alcohol abuse.
  • By the mid-19th century there was increased concern over child sexual abuse.
  • Later she comes across him in prison, he had been charge with the murder of his abusing father.
  • Many children who have been abused in any form develop some sort of psychological issue.
  • The court found that he had abused his political office in connection with a hotel purchase.
  • Abusing every one of them and running wild.' The boys got it though.
  • If this is true it would be because of his torture and abuse.
  • The report noted past environmental abuses that brought the state to a position to make a decision.
  • Many of the cases span several decades and are brought forward years after the abuse occurred.
  • Love has struggled with substance abuse problems for a great deal of her life.
  • She has problems of her own, allowing herself to be abused by the local gang.
  • Richard was constantly abused by his parents, especially by his father, who beat him heavily.
  • Members who had been abusing the system, now had to pay.
  • The latter case led more easily to abuses of power.
  • There are many federal tax rules designed to prevent people from abusing the tax system.
  • Am abused, alone, and all my real friends are dead.
  • In this more personal book Miller said that she herself was abused as a child.
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Root form of abused is abuse for the verb.

Synonyms of abused

Meaning of abused

  • verb Use foul or abusive language towards
    The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket, The angry mother shouted at the teacher
  • verb Use wrongly or improperly or excessively
    Her husband often abuses alcohol, while she was pregnant, she abused drugs
  • adjective Subjected to cruel treatment
    an abused wife