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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of maltreat.


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  • Ecstasy sore maltreats my soul and yearning burns my sprite,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I am thoroughly amused with him, except when he maltreats his horse.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Worker: ... if he maltreats the equipment, if he breaks it, and if the vehicle has to go to the shop ... while you have somebody else who takes good care of his bus ... would he have to pay because the other man ruined the equipment, because he could not get a bus to take out then?


  • He who rails at a venerable person, [320] or who disobeys such an one, he who maltreats his brother's wife, [321] he who fails to give that which he has promised, he who forces a dwelling-house with a seal upon it, [322] 233. he who does harm to his neighbour, or to his kindred, and such like [323] -- each of these shall be fined fifty _paṇas_.

    Hindu Law and Judicature from the Dharma-Sástra of Yájnavalkya

  • In Miss Burney's "Evelina," Captain Mirvan continually insults and maltreats Mme. Duval, the grandmother of the heroine, in a manner which would not only be inconceivable in a gentleman tolerated in society, but in a blackguard, not entirely bereft of feelings of decency or good-nature.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • Poseidon so wroth with thee that he maltreats thee thus?

    Stories from the Odyssey

  • And Cliges, of a truth, mourns so much that he wounds and maltreats himself more than all the others do, and it is a marvel that he does not kill himself; but still he postpones suicide till the hour and the time come for him to disinter her and hold her in his arms, and know whether she is alive or not.

    Cligés. English

  • If a man maltreats his wife and children, or habitually jostles his fellow-citizens in the street, or does things flagrantly selfish or in bad taste, he is pretty sure to find himself in a minority and the worse off in the end.

    Introduction to the Science of Sociology

  • Antichrist of the West, reappears, recaptures Rome from the Goths, associates himself with two Cæsars and maltreats the Christians for three and a half years.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • I have sometimes held forth (facetiously, so my listeners believed) that the chief distinguishing trait between man and the other animals is that man is the only animal that maltreats the females of his kind.



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