• WordNet 3.6
    • v mistreat treat badly "This boss abuses his workers","She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Baltimore it is illegal to mistreat oysters.
    • v. t Mistreat To treat amiss; to abuse.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver.
    • mistreat To treat badly; maltreat; abuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Code of Hammurabi made it forbidden to randomly mistreat slaves. However, the code also stated that slaves were to be branded on the forehead and forbidden to hide or mask the mark.
    • v.t Mistreat mis-trēt′ to treat ill: to abuse
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In literature:

It seemed to him that it would be neither wise nor safe to mistreat her.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The men, grown listless from weeks of mistreatment, paid no heed.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
We knew that our own men had never mistreated any prisoners and had in fact usually done quite the reverse.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
The Traiti hadn't waited a night or even an hour to correct something which surely was not an urgent mistreatment.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
If any had been mistreated, it was by the appointees of the crown.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
In two years one of the girls died from the mistreatment and shame she had endured.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
I won't have my girl mistreated, I tell you that!
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
It was, of course, not to the interest of the Russians to mistreat the people of Galicia.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The girl felt that she was bound by her letter, and that she could not in justice mistreat him.
"A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties" by Charles Major
I've been mistreated and I don't forget it.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman

In news:

Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie's departure came about a month after players alleged he was mistreating them.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie is on indefinite sick leave while his bosses investigate allegations that he mistreated his players during practices.
The announcement regarding Billy Gillispie comes during a school investigation of the possible mistreatment of players during practices.
Bradley Manning's defense attorney argued Tuesday that the soldier was mistreated by his former jailers at the Marine Corps brig at Quantico to protect themselves from recriminations over their high-profile prisoner.
A Piedmont veteran is suing an airline that he alleges mistreated him.
Smith is suing United Air Lines and Air Serv for being mistreated .
A mother has filed a lawsuit against a central Kentucky teacher and school district alleging that her autistic son was mistreated in kindergarten.
'Glee' star speaks to students about bullying, mistreatment .
Actor ELIJAH WOOD has hit back at reports suggesting animals were mistreated during the making of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, calling the complaint "heartbreaking and ridiculous".
The US Department of Agriculture has cleared Oregon Health & Science University of charges that medical research monkeys were mistreated .
Woman Arrested, Charged with Mistreatment of Horses.
DeWitt neighbor says she saw mistreatment of boy.
Pope's butler accuses Vatican of mistreatment at Vatileaks trial.
2) launched an investigation after Pope Benedict's former butler alleged he was mistreated during the first weeks of his two-month detention in a Vatican jail.
Gillispie the subject of THIS mistreatment case.

In science:

We believe that we have traced the source of the problem in the Kazantsev model to a mistreatment of the small, sub-viscous scales of the velocity field.
Magnetic dynamo action in random flows with zero and finite correlation times
However, we would like to suggest the following qualitative physical picture for why the Kazantsev model mistreats the small sub-viscous scales and why the filtering procedure works.
Magnetic dynamo action in random flows with zero and finite correlation times
There will always be ways to mistreat terminology.
Optical tests of quantum nonlocality: from EPR-Bell tests towards experiments with moving observers
Later the reason was found to be errors in calculations of the tracking delay and delay rate parameters in the Mitaka FX correlator: the atmospheric delay term becomes infinite for the zenith observations because of mistreatment of an elevation angle as a zenith angle together with the inversed sign of the term.
Re-analysis of the First Fringe with 2-Beam in the VERA System from Archive Data
Additionally, cosine similarity mistreats or ignores information available by considering the threads and the author of the posts.
User Interest and Interaction Structure in Online Forums