Example sentences for: abuse

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

  • 25 For the government to serve as the vanguard of a new constitutional order, the people must trust officials in Washington with additional powers and run the risk of governmental abuse.

  • The researchers also recommended changing the terminology of sexual abuse: An encounter between a "willing" child and an adult should be called "adult-child sex," not "child sexual abuse."

  • Daley's abuse of the English language didn't offend people who weren't "that far removed from parents and grandparents who knew only bits and pieces of the language," Royko wrote.

  • Persistent welfare cases don't get jobs because of mental illness, substance abuse, transportation obstacles, child-care difficulties, and simple lack of interest.

  • Crockett said legal help gives domestic abuse survivors a way to rebuild their lives.

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