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  • My own country of descent, Pakistan, has become a poster child for human rights abuses, many in the name of much-abused sharia laws related to blasphemy, adultery, or apostasy.

    Faheem Younus: Confronting Corruption In The Muslim World

  • European Pressphoto Agency "Iconic" is a much-abused word, but it fits the Fiat 500, which was modernized in the manner of the BMW Mini a couple of years ago.

    WSJ Article

  • The Fiat 500 will be a hit: "Iconic" is a much-abused word, but it fits the Fiat 500, which was modernized in the manner of the BMW Mini a couple of years ago.

    Lessons from the Auto Show

  • Was it the strategy of their much-abused treasurer, Lord Ashcroft, or the fault, as Ashcroft recently implied, of the closer team round the leader?

    David Cameron is taking a big gamble with his own party

  • Our narrator now is Imriel de la Courcel, much-abused son of the treacherous princess Melisande, who was adopted by Phédre nò Delaunay, the central character of the previous trilogy, at the end of the last book.

    February Books 4) Kushiel's Scion, by Jacqueline Carey

  • Should you begin to feel a sneaking sympathy for the much-abused chap, though, recall that 30-odd years' service means he departs with an uncapped pension of two-thirds of his final salary, reportedly adding up to £350,000 a year.

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • But condescension aside, the much-abused architect of this and so many other malapropisms may have been on to something -- a subtle something for which the seemingly buffoonish mind of the Hall of Fame ballplayer has never been credited.

    Sherwin B. Nuland M.D.: Deja Vu: The Repetitious History Of Health Care In America

  • Watson took advantage of the opportunity to wink at Sol Witberg, but that much-abused gentleman saw nothing humorous in the situation.

    The Benefit of the Doubt

  • Private discrimination against blacks caused a large and already much-abused segment of the population tremendous economic, social, and even psychological costs.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The “Racist” Charge

  • The current Pope, Joseph Ratzinger, has stated (in a letter to the much-abused citizenry of Ireland), that part of the blame for the abuse scandals and their handling by the Church of Ireland was due to "rapid transformation and secularization of Irish society."

    Alex Wilhelm: The Long Scandal: A History of Abuse

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