ill-treat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ill-treat treat badly "This boss abuses his workers","She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ill-treat to treat ill: to abuse
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Ice. illr, a contraction of the word which appears in A.S. yfel, evil.

Usage

In literature:

He shoots his arrows at the Greeks, because his prophet had been ill-treated.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
He is not only sorry for the poor dog, but He is also sorry for the poor person who is ill-treating the dog.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
Paris dwelt at the court of Menelaus for a long time, treated with a royal courtesy which he ill repaid.
"The Children's Hour, Volume 3 (of 10)" by Various
Those men were ill-paid, ill-fed, and for the most part brutally treated.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
An overworked horse allows himself to be caught and ill-treated afresh.
"On Commando" by Dietlof Van Warmelo
Wither was a Parliament man, and was imprisoned and ill-treated after the Restoration.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
He had never himself seen a native who had been ill treated, but had been told so by natives.
"A Journal of a Tour in the Congo Free State" by Marcus Dorman
Her parents, learning her apostasy, cruelly ill-treated, and even beat her, in order to make her renounce Christ.
"Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)" by Charles Reginald Haines
A better specimen of one who had been ill treated, and in every way uncared for, could not be easily found.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
O WHAT OF GODS, etc., O what is it to be born of gods, if old Aveugle's (the father of the three Saracens) sons are so ill treated.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
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In poetry:

But one of them stumbles and shuffles there still,
And gropes at the graves in despair;
Yet 'tis by no comrade he's treated so ill
The shroud he soon scents in the air.
"The Dance Of Death" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Not me alone have they made poor, By whom I have been cheated;
But very many thousands more
Are of their hopes defeated;
Who little dreamed heretofore
Of being so ill treated.
"The Contented Man's Morice" by George Wither
And the rumor flew that the lame lone child
Whom she wished for its safety child of mine,
Was treated ill when offspring came
Of the new-made dame,
And marked a more vigorous line.
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
"Forgive past days—I can say no more—
Maybe if we'd wedded you'd now repine!…
But I treated you ill. I was punished. Farewell!
—Truth shall I tell?
Would the child were yours and mine!
"Her Death And After" by Thomas Hardy
Could we bear from one another,
What he daily bears from us?
Yet this glorious Friend and Brother,
Loves us though we treat him thus:
Though for good we render ill,
He accounts us brethren still.
"A Friend That Sticketh Closer Than A Brother" by John Newton
She was a member of the players and the leader's wife,
And she loved the boy Popeet as dear as her life,
Because she had no children of her own;
And for the poor ill-treated boy often she did moan.
"Little Popeet - the Lost Child" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness should be treated together, writes the executive director of Coast Mental Health Society.
Area young people are tricked into smoking for the promised treat of being cool or glamorous, but left with a nicotine addiction and ill health that haunts many for a lifetime.
Specifically, researchers will explore ways in which they can strengthen the health of the community while people are still healthy rather than waiting to treat people when illness or disease has set in.
Husband treated for meningitis after wife dies of same illness .
There was a temporary victory today for federally-subsidized rental tenants in Maine who rely on medical marijuana to treat their illnesses.
Many continue to be detained without being charged, or put in trial, across Libya , and have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated, Amnesty said.
When people who have been treated for Lyme disease recover but later come down with its symptoms again, is the illness a relapse or a new infection.
Treated a patient for an illness that lasted six years.
Most Medicare money goes to treat beneficiaries with chronic illnesses.
According to the Denver Post the lawsuit claims prison officials transfer inmates they know to be mentally ill to Supermax, then stop treating their illnesses.
Published reports said Zeta-Jones, 41, was treated from April 6-11at Silver Hill Hospital, a renowned facility that treats substance abusers and the mentally ill in New Canaan, Conn.
Many everyday childhood illnesses are becoming increasingly hard to treat.
When it comes to treating terminal illness, palliative care is often seen as the end of the fight.
The pretense was that states were to use cash shelled out by tobacco companies to treat tobacco-related illnesses and for anti- smoking education.
Stephanie Helbig and her husband spent thousands at VETMED in north Phoenix to diagnose and treat their 9-year-old beagle, Lucy, after she fell sick with a life-threatening illness.
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In science:

The DPI formulation was used by Kole and De Raedt to treat systems with negative coulombic singularities, for which the non-averaged methods are known to be ill-behaved.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
Ill-treated by relatives and at times by strangers.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Ill-treated as PWDs are an economic burden and a social disgrace.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
PWDs are ill-treated by the caretakers as they feel PWDs are curse and social stigma to their family.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
The caretakers are also depressed and dejected for having the PWDs as their children. Caretakers have no mind to spend on PWDs. They are ill treated as PWDs are a economic burden and a social disgrace. So caretakers never take any steps to make them get any form of vocations training.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
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