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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ill-treat.


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  • His master loves him if he loves anything, but in his savage moods ill-treats him.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • We see not, after that, why he so ill-treats St. Peter, and reproaches him with having eaten forbidden viands with the Gentiles.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He ill-treats every one he comes near; or, if, gentle to them, it is that they may serve some base purpose.

    The Newcomes

  • I shall not dwell here much on the way communism ill-treats the individual.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • “Do you mean that he — ill-treats you?” said the brother, with a scowl on his face which seemed to indicate that he would like no task better than that of resenting such ill-treatment.

    Phineas Finn

  • With respect to divorce, a woman can demand by law and right to be separated from her husband, or divorced, whenever he ill-treats her, or estranges himself from her.

    Travels in Morocco

  • His regime routinely tortures and ill-treats detainees.

    Iraq: Weapons of Mass Destruction

  • It would be vain to attempt to persuade a man who beats his wife and ill-treats his children that he would be happier if he lived in love and kindness with them.

    Representative Government

  • He believes everything she tells him - that her husband ill-treats her - that she's an injured innocent - that nobody has ever understood her ...

    Hercule Poirot's Casebook

  • And since we depend on sugar and since the climate ill-treats us and harms us, let us take advantage of these circumstances while we develop other branches of the economy; sugarcane and tobacco, not only because of exports out because of the needs of domestic consumption, those crops for the feeding of the people, and live-stock raising.



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