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  • n. Plural form of abuse.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abuse.


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  • But, I ask, was a government, despotic in its constitution, depriving all its subjects of political power, and extending absolute control over their property and persons -- was such a government, independently of the consideration of its _abuses_, (if indeed we may speak of the abuses of what is in itself an _abuse_,) sinless?

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • On a visit to Ohio, Obama again criticized the health insurance industry to make his case for a revamp of the system to rein in what he called abuses by insurers, declaring it is time for "health insurance reform, right now!"

    Reuters: Top News

  • He deplored and campaigned against what he called the abuses of executive power on national security and civil liberties policies under George W. Bush and

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • He deplored and campaigned against what he called the abuses of executive power on national security and civil liberties policies under former President

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The National Prosecuting Authority said its decision was based on what it called abuses of the legal process.

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  • Venezuela holds the Western Hemisphere's largest oil reserves, so high prices "allowed Chávez to talk tough," said Milos Alcalay, former ambassador to the United Nations under Chávez before resigning in 2004 in protest over what he called abuses of democracy.

    International Herald Tribune - World News, Analysis, and Global Opinions

  • Karroubi decried what he described as abuses committed by the force, which fought during Iran's eight-year war against Iraq in the 1980s.

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  • Strong in the support of the Princes, they, however, overacted the part assigned to them, and proceeded so arrogantly to remonstrate with the sovereign upon what they termed the abuses of the Government, that the King issued a decree in Council, by which he abrogated both their own decree and their remonstrances, declaring that they had exceeded the power accorded to them by the law; and commanding that those documents should be cancelled, torn from the registers, and delivered to his Majesty on the receipt of the royal decree.

    The Life of Marie de Medicis

  • A report on the abuses is published by the foundation today.

    'Slavery' uncovered on trawlers fishing for Europe

  • Appreciating a culture that has honored time worthy principles is not wrong There are more abuses from a liberal society that distroys the fabric of the home and unravels it before tying the knots of marriage.

    Protecting Our Daughters


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