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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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Mr O'Neill then told the court: "A government based on a parliamentary majority one of is abusively seeking to entrench its power not by a curtailment of the franchise, but by suspending Parliament."
As this book begins, Jenny is confronted by her abusively strict father with Jenny's own diary.
In July 2012, government newspapers started an aggressive media campaign against pro-democracy civil society that defamed its affiliates, either by accusing them of spying and treason or by abusively banning their activities.
All appeals by the girl's parents and wise Muslims in the town to release the captive and send her back to her devastated parents were ridiculed harshly and abusively by her captors.
Constitutional Court held that the person exercising in bad faith and abusively his/her subjective or procedural rights is punishable by appropriate penalties, such as: dismissal of his/her legal action, obligation to bear the costs, application of certain court fines, etc.
Tracking a gringo's disruptive influence on a family inbred and ill behaved enough to rival "Pink Flamingos'" filthiest people alive, this abusively unfunny Mexploitation pic practically begs to offend with scenes too scatological to recap here.
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether Samsung Electronics has abusively used certain of its standard essential patent rights to distort competition in European mobile device markets.
The anger, however, has ultimately been focused on the generals themselves, who many activists accuse of acting as abusively as Mubarak's regime and of intending to maintain their grip on power.
Alexander Lebedev, a former KGB operative and owner of two major newspapers in Britain, wrote on his blog that property developer Sergei Polonsky had earned the clobbering by behaving abusively throughout the recording of the program.
I dropped out because I was abusively using alcohol and other drugs to hide from my reality.
Indeed, we can agree that it is fundamentally important to question authority and hold it to account when it acts abusively, something this documentary conclusively demonstrates.
Previously, in late 2006 and early 2007, a series of mostly anonymous letters from employees were sent to board members alleging that Lambe had a temper, spoke abusively to some employees and was driving away top employees.
Disorganized attachment develops in children when parents are abusively harsh or emotionally cold.
If, on the other hand, you decide to act abusively and violently and to deport no less than 600 people at once, including families with children, there will be severe logistical problems and later, political, diplomatic and public relations problems which might continue to plague us for a long time to come.
Rather than reflecting a direct cause-and-effect relationship between adolescent drinking and adult alcoholism, the study findings indicate the possibility that those who transgress social norms as teens by drinking heavily may be those same individuals who transgress social norms in adulthood by drinking abusively.