• WordNet 3.6
    • n abuser someone who abuses
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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 Abuser One who abuses [in the various senses of the verb].
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The mother of the boy Michael Jackson is accused of abusing is named 'Janet Jackson'.
    • n abuser One who abuses, in speech or behavior; one who deceives.
    • n abuser A ravisher.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.”
  • Epictetus
    “It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.”
  • Paul Gallico
    Paul Gallico
    “No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.”
  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.”
  • James F. Cooper
    “The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.”
  • Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
    Lord Quintin Hogg Hailsham
    “Abuse is the very hallmark of liberty.”


In literature:

Abuse of the opposition was the favorite resource of party orators.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
And how careful she was not to abuse that confidence, by going beyond the appointed limits.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
When once in power, he began to attack abuses, and was degraded and banished.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
It was extravagantly abused and extravagantly praised.
"The Social History of Smoking" by G. L. Apperson
There is not a single part of it that does not point out some abuse.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
They attribute it all to self-abuse, which he has admitted practicing from an early age.
"Manhood Perfectly Restored" by Unknown
It is only in their neglect, misuse or abuse that they become hurtful.
"The Argosy" by Various
The man who can use and not abuse is just as moral as his brother who does not use lest he abuse.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
We can only partially delineate the terrible effects resulting from the abuse of the sexual organs.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Abuses of the Cursus Publicus 259 48.
"The Letters of Cassiodorus" by Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

In poetry:

He gives himself, and what should more?
What can he then refuse?
If this won't please thee, ah! how sore
Thy Husband dost abuse!
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
"Yet," saith the Lord, "if David's race,
The children of my Son,
Should break my laws, abuse my grace,
And tempt mine anger down;
"Psalm 89 part 5" by Isaac Watts
Bright beauty had his visage marr'd,
His comely form abus'd:
True rest was from all rest debarr'd,
Thy Husband's heel was bruis'd.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
Pains of the flesh are wont t' abuse
Our minds with slavish fears:
"Our days are past, and we shall lose
The remnant of our years."
"Hymn 55" by Isaac Watts
Is motherhood a trade you make
A living by?
And does the wealth you so may use,
Squander, accumulate, abuse,
Show motherhood as high?
"The Malingerer" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
Does this incline me to traduce,
To envy, slander, and abuse?
Make mountains, when they mole-hills be?
"Tell me, is not this jealousy?"
"On Jealousy" by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

Documentary details abuse of deaf boys in Catholic boarding school.
Teen jailed for making sex abuse victims drink his bodily fluids.
An adult copes with the aftermath of an abusive relationship.
Seven former students of famed gymnastics coach Doug Boger have come forward with shocking claims of sexual and physical abuse.
Sabrina Mar and Julie Whitman both allege violent physical abuse.
Orange County Register stories published Sept 25 and Oct 2 exposed allegations of abuse by gymnastics coaches.
Coach accused of abuse is fired by Colorado gym boger , gymnastics, artsports, gym, doug, register, world, coach, gymnasts, zapp.
(AP) – Authorities are investigating a report that New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley physically abused his 5-year-old son in Gadsden, Ala.
Giants' Michael Boley under investigation for child abuse, report says.
Murray/ The Star-Ledger Giants linebacker Michael Boley is under investigation for child abuse in Alabama, according to a report by TMZ.
Sandusky convicted of child sex abuse.
State Looks For New Tools To Battle Prescription Drug Abuse.
Not all self-employed borrowers that used stated income loans were lying about their income, but since the program was abused it went "pop" with the bubble.
Four victims' advocates of sexual abuse were discussing how the media can better cover abuse cases when one of the panelists , Robert Hoatson, began talking specifically about the Bernie Fine case.
NEW YORK Reports of child abuse and neglect have dropped nationwide for the fifth consecutive year, and abuse-related child fatalities also are at a five-year low, according to new federal statistics.

In science:

With a slight abuse of notation, we also denote the marginal of Px on (cid:16)Zd(cid:17)N0 by Px , whenever no confusion occurs.
Random Walk in Dynamic Markovian Random Environment
We will denote with little abuse of notation these sets by {Ui} and by {Φi} the relative local charts.
2-C*-categories with non-simple units
By abuse of notations we will often write x±i instead of X ±i ; let xi be either all x+ i or all x−i .
Structures of G(2) type and nonintegrable distributions in characteristic p
We are, as before, abusing notation slightly, using ξk to represent the bundle induced on Xi by ξk via pro jection from Xi onto CPk .) Since the integral cohomology ring H∗(CPk ) is generated by e(ξk ) with the relation e(ξk )k+1 = 0, we may conclude by the K¨unneth Theorem that e(qi )n 6= 0, as claimed.
On the independence of K-theory and stable rank for simple C*-algebras
This abuse of notation is not excessive since for n ≤ N , K+RV[≤ n]/Isp embeds in K+RV[≤ N ]/Isp ( Lemma 8.7).
Integration in valued fields