Example sentences for: abusive

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

  • Even the kids who report to Lewis that they're doing OK speak of parents who've been in real, often long-term trouble: with drugs, alcohol, abusive relationships, crimes.

  • Although the Marcianos are legendary for their abusive and intimidating management style--one former company CFO called Paul Marciano "psychotic" in a sworn affidavit--and for their habit of taking huge dividends out of the company's profits, they're not doing anything different today from the way they did business three years ago.

  • Then his mother dies (he finds her in bed, semi-frozen), and he ends up caring for his elderly father (James Coburn), a stuporous and abusive drunk.

  • 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.

  • Doug Linkhart to combat "abusive home loan practices."


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