• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abusion Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The major side effects from abusing anabolic steroids can include liver tumors and cancer, jaundice (yellowish pigmentation of skin, tissues, and body fluids), fluid retention, high blood pressure, increases in LDL (bad cholesterol), and decreases in HDL (good cholesterol). Other side effects include kidney tumors, severe acne, and trembling.
    • n abusion Misuse; evil or corrupt usage; violation of right or propriety.
    • n abusion Reproachful or contumelious language; insult.
    • n abusion Deceit; illusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The mother of the boy Michael Jackson is accused of abusing is named 'Janet Jackson'.
    • Abusion (Spens.) abuse: deception: reproach
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  • H.G. Wells
    “He was inordinately proud of England and he abused her incessantly.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.”
  • Lincoln Steffens
    Lincoln Steffens
    “Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.”
  • John Gay
    “Through all the employments of life each neighbor abuses his brother; whore and rogue they call husband and wife: All professions be-rogue one another.”
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    “Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.”
  • Voltaire
    “Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. abusion, abusioun, OF. abusion, fr. L. abusio, misuse of words, f. abuti,. See Abuse (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ab, away (from what is right), uti, usus, to use.


In literature:

They would abuse me for going off, but it did no good.
"Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself" by Henry Bibb
As it was not made for common abuses, so it is not to be agitated by common minds.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. III. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
I was so happy at the time that I was ready to shake hands even with the reporters who had abused me.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
He never abused all republics.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Shortly after he returned, most woefully vexed to be thus abused, when absent.
"William Lilly's History of His Life and Times" by William Lilly
When tyranny is extreme, and abuses of government intolerable, men resort to the rights of Nature to shake it off.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
We must end the abuses of business by striking down those abuses instead of striking down business itself.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Paul's ambition to expel the Spaniards from Italy exposed him to the worst abuses of that Papal nepotism which he had denounced in others.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The mob, however, did not keep this promise, but daily broke into houses and abused the inmates.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
In all of them, dirt, cruelty, fever, torture and abuses reigned unchecked.
"Elizabeth Fry" by Mrs. E. R. Pitman

In poetry:

It is not meet the Christian quire
Shou'd roll in sin, like swine in mire,
And this grand festival abuse,
As if they were as bad as Jews.
"A Hymn, Or Carol, For Christmas-Day" by Rees Prichard
Night and light? O thou of heart unwary,
Love, what knowest thou here at all aright,
Lured, abused, misled as men by fairy
Night and light?
"One Of Twain" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Before you leave my hands' abuses
To lie where many odd things meet you,
Neglected darkling of the Muses,
I, the last of singers, greet you.
"To An Old Quill Of Lord Dunsany's" by Francis Ledwidge
Go then, thou charming myst'ry, go!—
Yes, tho' thou often dost amuse me,
Tho' many a joy to thee I owe,
At once I thank thee and abuse thee.
"Time And The Lover" by Sir John Carr
The Jews, his brethren and his kin,
Abused the Man that checked their sin;
While he fulfilled thy holy laws,
They hate him, but without a cause.
"Psalm 69 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The wrangling rustics' loud abuse,
The coarse, unfeeling, witless jest,
The threat obscene, the oath profuse,
And all that cultured minds detest.
"Written In The Isle Of Thanet" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

This female black bear has suffered from an abusive home where she was used to help train dogs to hunt bear.
Two white students in blackface re-enacted a 2009 domestic abuse incident in which singer Chris Brown assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna.
FIFA president says players who are abused during a match should say "it's a game".
In this drama, based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, a pregnant Harlem teen (Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe) attempts to escape from her abusive mother and build a new life.
Under court order, the Evergreen School District on Thursday released notes taken by a principal who stands accused of failing to report suspected child sexual abuse by a teacher.
A man and a woman face possible child abuse and other charges after two of their children were discovered bound and blindfolded in a parking lot in Lawrence on Wednesday.
Davis is being sought on suspicion of parole violation - vandalism, weapons and drug abuse.
People who abuse the prescription pain drug Opana ER by injecting it into their bloodstream risk developing a serious blood disorder that could result in kidney failure or death, US health regulators warned on Thursday.
FDA Warns of 'Serious Blood Disorder ' if Endo Health Solution's Pain Killer Abused.
Abused dog now saving lives in Oklahoma as blood donor .
Winston, a boxer, was rescued by his owners after a life of abuse.
Documentary details abuse of deaf boys in Catholic boarding school .
Do you think it's about sea mammal abuse, or personal abuse.
Local residents are invited to help prevent child sexual assault by joining the Enough Abuse Campaign, a joint effort of Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey, Project Self-Sufficiency and the Sussex Warren Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.
A Texas nanny has been charged with child abuse offences after a hidden camera captured her abusing a seven-month-old baby.

In science:

We abuse notation and write (X, T ) ∈ P to indicate that the isomorphism class of (X, T ) is in P.
Genericity in Topological Dynamics
Note that we do abuse the notation in the above display.
Universality for the distance in finite variance random graphs: Extended version
Let g = xay bz c be an element in G = (Z/2)3 , where we are writing it in terms of the standard basis (identified with its dual by abuse of notation).
A Stringy Product on Twisted Orbifold K-theory
To be consistent with the additive notation for grading groups, we will slightly abuse notation and always treat G as an additive group.
Thin coverings of modules
Calling this D again is an abuse of notation.
Spectrum Generating on Twistor Bundle