Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of ill-treat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Van Buren disparaged the president bitterly, said he was setting himself against his former New York friends on patronage matters, seemed intent on running for a second term, and was ill-treating Silas Wright.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • Van Buren disparaged the president bitterly, said he was setting himself against his former New York friends on patronage matters, seemed intent on running for a second term, and was ill-treating Silas Wright.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • The cause of the pleasure thus enjoyed by the insolent man is that he thinks himself greatly superior to others when ill-treating them.

    Aristotle's Rhetoric - Selected Moments

  • It's not that the people there are ill-treating me or that I'm being deprived of meals and thrown into slavery; it's like revisiting something which you're supposed to be an expert at before realising that it's not what it had turned out to be.

    babycartercl Diary Entry

  • One needs a good name for one's father to enhance one's identity, and so ill-treating one's parents is out of the question.

    ANC Today

  • At that, they seemed to understand that I was not ill-treating the youngster; for they stopped manhandling me, and allowed me to rise; while two of them took hold of Tammy, and kept him safe.

    The Ghost Pirates

  • One needs a good name for one's father to enhance one's identity, and so ill-treating one's parents is out of the question.

    ANC Today

  • "English persons, therefore, of humanitarian and reformist disposition constantly went out to the Balkan Peninsula to see who was in fact ill-treating whom, and, being by the very nature of their perfectionist faith unable to accept the horrid hypothesis that everybody was ill-treating everybody else, all came back with a pet Balkan people established in their hearts as suffering and innocent, eternally the massacree and never the massacrer."

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • "English persons, therefore, of humanitarian and reformist disposition constantly went out to the Balkan Peninsula to see who was in fact ill-treating whom, and, being by the very nature of their perfectionist faith unable to accept the horrid hypothesis that everybody was ill-treating everybody else, all came back with a pet Balkan people established in their hearts as suffering and innocent, eternally the massacree and never the massacrer."

    Great Quote

  • Because the man was rich he was not justified in ill-treating his wife.

    The Claverings

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