Example sentences for: abuse

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

  • Blasphemy and profanity , for instance, are differentiated on the grounds that the former treats “(something sacred) with abuse, irreverence, or contempt,” while the latter “is an attack on religion or religious doctrine.”

  • Homeless advocates had always known substance abuse was a problem, but they had rarely aired their knowledge in public for fear that it would shift public debate and blur the image of the homeless as victims of an unjust housing policy.

  • Today, the shoe having switched feet, one no longer hears conservative worries about abuse of the independent counsel's office.

  • In child abuse cases, science often can only provide circumstantial evidence.

  • Two other impeachment votes failed: for perjury in a civil suit (defeated 229-205) and for abuse of power (defeated 285-148).


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