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of, relating to, or characterized by verbal abuse

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expressing offensive reproach

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characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment

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It was an unpunished challenge which left Sir Alex Ferguson screaming abusively at referee Uriah Rennie and fourth official Jeff Winter and being sent from the pitch.
The Public Order Ministry said the two brothers had acted abusively after their arrest -a claim not recognised by the court .
Greene said the state has the burden of proving that in making its decision, the federal agency acted "arbitrarily, capriciously, abusively or otherwise not in accordance with the law.
Elaine also gestured abusively to rival fans who chanted at her to "go home and do the washing".
A prison spokeswoman said the Burtons were told to cut short their visit because they were being disruptive and loud and behaving abusively toward correctional officers, and the couple then resisted.
Kevin Gibbs, the NSPCC's area services manager for South and East Wales, said, 'Children are saying to us that they are either worried about turning into someone who does behave abusively or they will choose a partner who is violent towards them.
Collymore is accused of behaving abusively, causing criminal damage,making a threat to kill and issuing a threat to cause criminal damage.
Applicants will now face orders for costs of up to pounds 10,000 - the limit set before was just pounds 500 - where in the opinion of the tribunal they have acted 'vexatiously, abusively, disruptively or otherwise unreasonably' in bringing the proceedings.
Elaine also admitted she lost her temper by gesturing abusively to rival supporters when they began chanting that she should "go home and do the washing".
Garcia said McColm has filed eight such cases and acted abusively in other suits.
ANY punishment can be used abusively,and this applies as much to smacking - now banned for child minders - as much as any other.
There can be genuine medical reasons why a patient behaves violently or abusively, " he said.
The lucky winner, Darva Conger, turned out to be less than chuffed however when her husband, balding small-time stand-up Rock Rockwell, was revealed to have had an abusively violent past.
Prosecutor Helena Jackson said when Mr Choudhry asked the boy to pick up the items, he responded abusively and punched the shopkeeper in the face causing a cut and bruising.
Always yell as abusively as possible when PR people 'in your estimation' fail to deliver what they promised.