Example sentences for: abused

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

  • Attributing its facts to a report by the country's High Audit Commission, the paper said that 43,000 state officials had been found to have abused their positions for illegal financial gain.

  • She couldn't possibly: When her show featured victims of sexual abuse, Oprah revealed that she'd been abused, too.

  • Orphans with tics and dwarfs without lips or teeth ( Jack Maggs and The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith ), 10-year-old parricides and sexually abused teen-agers ( Illywhacker and The Tax Inspector )--Carey documents their stories in exhaustive, loving detail.

  • Rosenbaum himself approached Lanzmann, was abused over minor procedural matters, and was told that the investigation of the Holocaust had become superfluous because "it has been done.

  • Nothing distresses Johnson, a distinguished journalist, more than the behavior of the liberal American news media, which are described as having abused enormous power in recent years.


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