• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Misuser One who misuses. "Wretched misusers of language."
    • Misuser (Law) Unlawful use of a right; use in excess of, or varying from, one's right.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n misuser One who misuses; one who uses incorrectly.
    • n misuser In law, abuse of any liberty or benefit such as may cause its forfeiture.
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  • Philip K. Dick
    Philip K. Dick
    “Drug misuse is not a disease, it is a decision, like the decision to step out in front of a moving car. You would call that not a disease but an error of judgment.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Opposition is not necessarily enmity; it is merely misused and made an occasion for enmity.”
  • J. Martin Kohe
    J. Martin Kohe
    “You possess a potent force that you either use, or misuse, hundreds of times every day.”
  • Tommy Lasorda
    Tommy Lasorda
    “Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.”
  • Herbert Spencer
    “How often misused words generate misleading thoughts.”
  • Michael Wakcher
    Michael Wakcher
    “Language is a dangerous tool, that when misused, can result in nonsense.”


In literature:

But there are others who are mistaken only because they misuse terms.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
One of these spies was only discovered through misuse of a well-known Australian slang-word.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
I promised that I would not again misuse the strength He has given me.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
Cellar dwellings are unknown, too, in Birmingham, though a few cellars are misused as workrooms.
"The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 with a Preface written in 1892" by Frederick Engels
We have borrowed the misuse, I believe, as we have more than one beside, from the French press.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
Many of these titles have really lost their real significance by trade misuses.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
The delicate and intricate machinery of the vocal apparatus renders it peculiarly susceptible to misuse or exposure.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
If one knew how to use without misusing it, alcohol might become a daily food.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
But she passed away, and Spain misused him.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
Conrad, Chief of the General Staff, was never among those who misused the Archduke.
"In the World War" by Count Ottokar Czernin
Use and Misuse of Wild Flowers.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
A cunning device of the Germans to misuse the Red Cross came to light during the next few days.
"S.O.S. Stand to!" by Reginald Grant
And the only way of learning how to use properly a thing is through its misuse.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Some power that capital could not control nor labor misuse and destroy?
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Some time after, when he saw that Miltiades was beginning to misuse his power, he openly showed his dislike.
"The Story of the Greeks" by H. A. Guerber
So the powers who wait On noble deeds, cancell'd a sense misus'd.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
And then one of them shook him and said: 'O thou dog, to so misuse thine own wife!
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
It is said 63 seats have been vacated by Government by a misuse of the Place Bill.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Nearly all come from the misuse of words.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
To speak of their sins is to misuse the word.
"The Orchard of Tears" by Sax Rohmer

In poetry:

"This grimme barone 'twas our harde happe
But yester morne to see;
When to his bowre he bare my love,
And sore misused mee.
"The Marriage of Sir Gawaine" by Anonymous British
Deeply stained with sin and folly,
Talent wasted and misused,
Earth adored and heaven forgotten,
Mercy slighted and refused.
"On Seeing Some Butterflies In A Clover Field On The Sabbath" by Caroline Fry
O, you are busied in the night,
Preparing destinies of rust;
Iron misused must turn to blight
And dwindle to a tetter'd crust.
"To Iron-Founders And Others" by Gordon Bottomley
"Know'st thou not me?" the Deep Voice cried;
"So long enjoy'd, so oft misused—
Alternate, in thy fickle pride,
Desired, neglected, and accused!
"Why Sit'st Thou" by Sir Walter Scott
'Dame, we should know before we go to rest,
'Whence comes this Girl, and how she came distrest.
'Wake her, and ask; for she is sorely bruis'd:
'I long to know by whom she's thus misus'd.
"The Miller's Maid" by Robert Bloomfield
Winds and waves misuse him, buffet and destroy him;
Thorns and pebbles bruise him, heat and cold annoy him;
Sting of insect maddens, snarl of beast affrights him;
Shade of forest saddens, breath of flowers delights him.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor

In news:

The Ohio Legal Rights Service has wrapped up a six-month investigation into alleged misuse of seclusion and restraint at Columbus City Schools.
StateImpact Ohio's Ida Lieszkovszky reports the group found Columbus schools did misuse seclusion rooms, and has some recommendations for the future.
Sheriff misused SWAT at eviction.
Stimulus Funds for School Supplies Misused .
Westley Clark, director of SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, said the 2002 data were obtained through face-to-face interviews RTI has not yet culled data from subsequent years regarding the misuse of ADHD drugs.
Misuse of public funds alleged.
Napkin misuse just one kind of table faux pas.
OTC Meds That Teens Misuse.
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian wants to investigate the matter to see if the plates are being misused.
Antibiotic Misuse Reported By 90% of Lab Personnel.
SD Municipal League Denies Misuse Of Public Funds.
Photographer sues Apple over image misuse .
ODNR employee tied to misuse of money.
Secret Service has new policies banning excessive drinking, social media misuse .
John Gleason says Genesee Intermediate School District board should take responsibility for alleged misuse of taxpayer dollars.

In science:

Graphs generated by the above described algorithm are, in general, degenerate (as are the ob jects constructed in the well-known paper by Molloy and Reed ; these construction is often misused in the physics literature as a method of generating graphs, without due attention to the degeneracy problem).
On the Geometry of Random Networks
We will do that next, by showing that Cyl( ¯A) is naturally isomorphic, as a normed ⋆-algebra, to the classical configuration algebra Cyl(A) introduced in section 1. (This ultimately justifies the slight misuse of language in calling both Cyl(A) and Cyl( ¯A) the algebra of cylindrical functions.
On the structure of the space of generalized connections
All that a blind analysis does is prevent unconscious misuse of particular types of information during the analysis process.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
By misuse of language, we can interpret (2.10) as follows.
On a set of transformations of Gaussian random functions
Euclidean distance, quadratic distance, Mahalanobis distance). A recent profile which is quite different from the long term one indicates possible misuse.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
We are unsure whether this is due to a bug inside this library or our misusing it — in either case, this is rather unsurprising given the complexity of current numerical packages.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
Due to the nature of open access to all users, some people misuse it to spread fake news to achieve individual or political goals.
Algorithm and Implementation of the Blog-Post Supervision Process
It will strongly engage in preventing and counteracting the misuse of data and the Internet.
Risks of possible misuse and biased citation and impact data.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
Due to the frequent misuse of the word Riemannian to describe manifolds with metrics of any signature, we instead use Euclidean to describe manifolds with a positive-definite metric and Lorentzian for the usual signature of relativity.
Gravity and Signature Change
This definitely is a misuse of terms, but perhaps not that awful because: 1.
No time machines in classical general relativity
In Section 6, we conclude with several cautions regarding the inappropriate use of statistical methods which are exemplified by the misuse of the LRT.
Statistics: Handle with Care, Detecting Multiple Model Components with the Likelihood Ratio Test
Colafrancesco gave a splendid cultural show of uses and misuses of the term Dark Matter outside physics.
Summary of the XXXIX Rencontres de Moriond
This difference shows up strikingly when we compare Boltzmann’s entropy—defined in (1) for a microstate X of a macroscopic system—with the more commonly used (and misused) entropy SG of Gibbs, defined for an ensemble density ρ(X ) by SG ({ρ}) = −kR ρ(X )[log ρ(X )]dX.
From Time-symmetric Microscopic Dynamics to Time-asymmetric Macroscopic Behavior: An Overview
Proposition: For a, b, c ∈ A∞, where by misuse of notation we identify elements a ∈ A canonicallywith a · Ω ∈ H∞ : H ∞ (abc) − H ∞ (ab)c − aH ∞ (bc) − bH ∞(ca) +H ∞ (a)bc + aH ∞ (b)c + abH ∞(c) = 0 .
Decoding the geometry of conformal field theories