(Today state media reported that Wang has been indicted on charges of defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking).
Studies have shown that serious mental illness correlates with higher rates of child neglect and abuse.
She came up with a code word―“peace”―for her teacher if the abuse happened again, and she called the teacher and used the word.
But the abuse factor in Armstrong's fatal actions remained a silent one to her family, as is common in cases like this one.
A home full of my own painful memories of abuse, my teen years spent trying to figure out a way to get out and never come back.
abuse, cruelty, outrage, accumulated on the heads of the poor Aleuts.
Oh, Whizzer, you poor fellow, why do you let him abuse you so?
If the question were resolutely faced, the abuse could be stopped.
That would have been an abuse of our treaties, and unworthy of your character.
Yf they had an Alexander to govern they shold be punished, and I could wish them not to abuse the lenitie of their prince.
early 15c., "to misuse, misapply," from Middle French abuser, from Vulgar Latin *abusare, from Latin abusus "an abusing, using up," past participle of abuti "use up," also "misuse," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + uti "use" (see use). Of sexual situations from early 15c., but originally incest, homosexuality, prostitution, etc.; meaning "to misuse sexually, ravish" is from 1550s. Specifically of drugs, from 1968. Related: Abused; abusing.
mid-15c., "improper practice," from Old French abus (14c.), from Latin abusus (see abuse (v.)). Earlier in Middle English was abusion "wicked act or practice, shameful thing, violation of decency" (early 14c.), "an insult" (mid-14c.).
abuse a·buse (ə-byōōz')
v. a·bused, a·bus·ing, a·bus·es
To use wrongly or improperly; misuse.
To hurt or injure physically by maltreatment.
To assail with contemptuous, coarse, or insulting words; revile.
Improper use or handling, as of a drug; misuse.
Physical maltreatment, as of a spouse or child.
Insulting or coarse language.