Example sentences for: abusive

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

  • With Shine and Sling Blade --films about men damaged by their abusive fathers--nominated for Best Picture, and Kathryn Harrison's The Kiss moving up the best-seller list, conservatives want to tell you: We were abused too.

  • create an abusive working environment."

  • Quindlen's latest novel, Black and Blue , makes the consequences of letting someone else tell you what to do even more horrifyingly explicit: It's the movie-of-the-week-type saga of woman on the run from her abusive husband.

  • Clinton craves the affection that his abusive, alcoholic stepfather and abused, fun-loving mother didn't provide him as a child.

  • Someone without such a big ax to grind might also look into a comparison of statistics for children raised by one or two nonbiological parents, such as adoptees and stepparents, and compare them with children raised by two biological parents in deeply unhappy and/or abusive relationships.

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