Example sentences for: abused

How can you use “abused” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • According to rough estimates, around 35 percent of women on welfare roles claim they were sexually abused as children, compared with around 20 percent of the female population.

  • Revered author and anti-Communist Arthur Koestler repeatedly abused women and committed at least one rape, alleges a new British biography serialized in the Daily Telegraph . The book, by Southampton University Professor David Cesarani, claims that in 1951 Koestler violently assaulted Jill Craigie, the wife of former Labor Party leader Michael Foot.

  • The last time Sedlak conducted an incidence study, it had to be revised and reissued almost three years later because technical problems in the analysis inflated the estimated number of abused and neglected children by 11 percent.

  • First, at that meeting, I pointed out that the methodological changes that were planned for the study all would have the effect of raising the count of abused and neglected children . In fact, Sedlak and her colleagues described (in a report to HHS) how they planned to "fine-tune" the study to "ensure that categories of key participants who were most likely to encounter suspected maltreatment cases in the [1986 incidence study] are given higher probability of being included in the [new study]."

  • Paid only $25 an hour, Scheck helped Nussbaum escape prosecution for Lisa's death, and shifted blame to her companion, Joel Steinberg, who had battered and abused Nussbaum.

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