an abuse

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  • No business man would attack an abuse that would take money out of his own pocket. Cited from The "Goldfish", by Arthur Train
  • If he does, it is an abuse of terms to say that he is dead. Cited from Alps and Sanctuaries, by Samuel Butler
  • This was an abuse that took a long time to die out. Cited from Elizabethan Sea Dogs, by William Wood
  • In a moment of victory it is difficult not to make an abuse of power. Cited from History of the French Revolution, by F.A.M Mignet
  • He no doubt thought that an abuse of power! Cited from North America, Vol. 2, by Anthony Trollope
  • There were no two ways about it, he was an abused being. Cited from Injun and Whitey to the Rescue, by William S. Hart
  • Under what obligation do I lie of making such an abuse of time? Cited from A Treatise of Human Nature V1&2, by David Hume
  • The lion itself was considered an abuse for a long time because it was sitting.
  • It is an abuse of language to call this agency a government. Cited from The American Republic, by O. A. Brownson
  • This, it is true, was not an abuse introduced by the government of Charles. Cited from History of England, James II Vol. 1, Macaulay
  • The men who win are those who correct an abuse. Cited from Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great, by Elbert Hubbard
  • Ill, if it shall come, will be an abuse of confidence. Cited from Studies in Literature, by John Morley
  • Till a subject has advanced as far as this, to speak of a science of it is an abuse of language. Cited from Short Studies on Great Subjects, by James Anthony Froude
  • To do this with effect, we must be, in the true sense of an abused term, catholic. Cited from Brook Farm, by John Thomas Codman
  • But after working hard all day in the hot sun, even an abused being will get sleepy. Cited from Injun and Whitey to the Rescue, by William S. Hart
  • A bird cannot be called an egg without an abuse of terms. Cited from Life and Habit, by Samuel Butler
  • Some saw this an abuse of government power.
  • She eventually joined the military, where she found more acceptance than she had felt at home as an abused child.
  • In both services, it must be your care to prevent an abuse of the powers given to those that are employed in them. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII (of 12), by Burke
  • Every attempt to correct an abuse would be a satire on their former administration. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12), by Burke
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