child abuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n child abuse the physical or emotional or sexual mistreatment of children
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Usage

In literature:

It is not for ears polite to hear the particulars of the first toilet of a neglected, abused child.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Incessantly abused in words, the child suffered still more from the harsh looks of her cousins.
"Pierrette" by Honore de Balzac
Let her know that there's one child she can't abuse.
"Cy Whittaker's Place" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Kate felt fully justified; the child astonished and abused.
"A Daughter of the Land" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Was it honourable for him so to abuse our hospitality as to draw our child into a secret correspondence?
"The Good Time Coming" by T. S. Arthur
Now when a chit of a child stands up and hurls abuse of that kind at a woman well old enough to be her mother, two things have to be done.
"Brother Copas" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
A child's bumps actually stop aching after the mother or nurse kisses the abused spot.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
Not that Katharine abused the child, though; not that she exactly neglected it.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
What sort of life was she leading, the poor, abused child?
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
Man and woman and child may thus be more and more protected against the destructive abuses of our economic scheme.
"Psychology and Social Sanity" by Hugo Münsterberg
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In poetry:

Thy child needs no pardon for talents misused,
For reason perverted or blessings abused,
No duty neglected, or service unpaid,
No precept unheeded, no law disobeyed.
"The Consolation" by Caroline Fry
Julian.
Lilia, thy purity
Maketh thy heart abuse thee. I, thy husband,
Sinned more against thee, in believing ill,
Than thou, by ten times what thou didst, poor child,
Hadst wronged thy husband.
"Within and Without: Part V: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald

In news:

Airman accused of child abuse speaks about charges.
Oklahoma airman enters plea to child abuse charge.
Child abuse experts analyze Harlingen Amber Alert case.
Aaron is the clear choice, Don't reward Obama, Prevent child abuse, more.
Cooke, 23, of Knoxville, is charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly beating his girlfriend's 5-year-old son Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012.
An Asheville police officer has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse after investigators found bruises on a child after a spanking.
ASHEVILLE (AP) — An Asheville police officer has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse after investigators found bruises on a child after a spanking.
The sheriff's office reports that 48-year-old Darryl Blue was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated child abuse.
A California State Auditor 's report suggests that a state health agency broke the law when it mismanaged funds for the prevention of child abuse and injury.
Police charged 34-year-old Brenda Kay Garner of Virginia Beach with felony child abuse and neglect.
A Clarksville babysitter was arrested on child abuse charges for allegedly injuring an infant in her care late last month.
Charged with aggravated child abuse is 33-year old Jessica Lee Watkins of Ginkgo Drive, Clarksville.
Police had issued an aggravated child abuse warrant for Jessica Watkins who had been babysitting the child the day his injuries were discovered.
Watkins faces aggravated child abuse and neglect charges.
A Sheboygan woman has been charged with felony child abuse after allegedly throwing a child, that she was babysitting , to the ground 24 year old Ivy Birrer was charged Thursday after police were called to a home on Bell Avenue.
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