Example sentences for: abused

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

  • "It's going to be hugely beneficial for our clients," said Candace Waldron, executive director of Help for Abused Women and their Children.

  • He was Dale Evans' faithful husband for 50 years; modeled good habits for the kids who watched his show (he gave up beer off-screen and never kissed Dale on-screen); and adopted abused, orphaned, and ethnic-minority children.

  • When a Federal judge ruled last Friday evening that Microsoft had abused its monopoly power, many reports noted that the company's stock price fell in "after-hours trading."

  • 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.

  • In fact, I even feel like a wimp for having to try to curry sympathy for death-row prisoners by pointing out the procedural irregularities in their cases; I oppose executing them even when they are monsters in human form, because, while I can easily understand why someone would want to kill the murderer of their near and dear, I can't at all understand why someone would want to give the state the power to kill them--even if it's not being abused in that exact case, it's going to be, and probably sooner rather than later, as the much-publicized racial statistics of the death penalty's application demonstrate.


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