ill-use

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ill-use treat badly "This boss abuses his workers","She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Mell was ill-used.
"Ten Boys from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
No: though she used me ill, I would not believe her dead for all the world!
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
It is no use telling me Mrs. Buxton is ill, and she able to bear the noise of children.
"The Moorland Cottage" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The water in common use is heated, and ill-tasted.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
No woman surely was ever so ill-used as she, and no man ever so unfortunate as myself.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
When my mother was ill, he used to bring her thirty dollars at a time.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
It's not that they ill-used me.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
Of course, it is a very bad habit; but I am sure, if all she says be true, she must have been very ill-used before she came here.
"Black Beauty, Young Folks' Edition" by Anna Sewell
Can nobody, joined in another gentleman, be applied to, who will see that so fine a creature is not ill used?
"Clarissa, Volume 7" by Samuel Richardson
I was not unduly punished at school, and I was certainly never ill-used.
"The Silent Isle" by Arthur Christopher Benson
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In poetry:

An artisan of verse am I,
Of simple sense and humble tone;
My Thesaurus is handy by,
A rhyming lexicon I own;
Without them I am ill at ease -
What bards would use such aids as these?
"My Masters" by Robert W Service
In day’s ere war’s despite had used her ill,
Tireless he sped o’er valley, plain and hill;
To-day — how sad her plight, her fate how hard! —
Tireless she sits, and cannot move a yard.
"Epitaph On An Unfortunate Lady" by Cicely Fox Smith
Down in the darkness of the grave
She cannot see the life she gave.
For all her love, she cannot tell
Whether I use it ill or well,
Nor knock at dusty doors to find
Her beauty dusty in the mind.
"C.L.M." by John Masefield
Well, it’s no use complaining, I’ll never say die,
Though the days of fast shearing for me have gone by;
I’ll take the world easy, shear slowly and clean,
And I merely have told you just what I have been.
"One of the Has-beens" by Anonymous Oceania
"But why do I need you?" the young tree replies, -
"You are dusty and yellow - ill-suited to my wholesome young sons.
You've seen many things - but what use do I have for your tales?
The heavenly birds have long wearied my ears.
"The Leaf" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Now the band is playing softly-‘tis the waltz we used to know,
And I’ll have to ask her for it, for the sake of long ago,
But ah! The dear grey eyes of her, uplifted now to me,
And the unchanged heart beneath them, full of truth and purity.
"O’Grady’s Little Girl" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-In one of the company's first major partnerships that revolve around the use of GPS technology, Security Associates planned to launch a new program for consumer GPS location technology July 1.
CHICAGO (AP) — Pesticide use in or near US schools sickened more than 2,500 children and school employees over a five-year period, and though most illnesses were mild, their numbers have increased, a nationwide report found.
With the warmer weather and increased number of people using recreational water venues, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) encourages local public health officials to be aware of recreational water illness.
Nineteen US agricultural associations have sent a letter to President Obama urging him to use his authority to maintain navigation on the Mississippi River between St Louis and Cairo, Ill.
In this Wednesday, June 20, 2012, file photo a caterpillar machine is used at the Clinton Landfill in Clinton, Ill.
Nearly 4,000 West Virginians die each year from illnesses related to using tobacco.
0Monroe City Teacher/Coach uses boxing to stymie the ill effects of Parkinson's Disease.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Sears' Craftsman brand is using the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions to show that two sides can come together.
Portland Police Used Excessive Force Against People with Mental Illness.
Dispersants used after blowout had few ill effects .
Dispersants used after blowout had few ill effects.
Only activity people like less than using Facebook is recovering from illness, study says.
UPS packaging engineer Preeti Agrawal tests a packed box using a drop impact tester that simulates a box traveling through the small parcel system at the UPS Package Design and Testing Lab in Addison, Ill.
Two men accused of stealing the identities of terminally ill people and using them to reap $30 million plead guilty.
Use these food-safety tips from Hellmann's to make sure everyone has fun and no one gets ill.
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In science:

Note, however, that any test using a nonparametric regression estimator runs into an ill-posed problem requiring the choice of a smoothing parameter.
Nonparametric checks for single-index models
Ill-defined combinatorial problems can not be formulated using probabilistic models such as stochastic CSP [Tarim et al. 2006] when the necessary data trends are either obsolete (e.g. market privatisation), inexistent, or inadequate (e.g. erroneous measurements).
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
Whilst our aim is to tackle ill-defined problems using the CP formalism, researchers in operational research and in robust control in engineering have addressed similar problems.
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
Our unifying framework aims ultimately at providing a generic modelling formalism, non-probabilistic and tractable, that extends CP and allows one to formulate the ill-defined problem independently of the methods used.
Certainty Closure: Reliable Constraint Reasoning with Incomplete or Erroneous Data
The reason for the using the matrix K is that we can and often must use the associated freedom to regularise the square of the constraints: namely, typically the CI become operator valued distributions and their square is therefore ill – defined.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
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