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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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A neighbour of the five-year-old boy's mother was said to have spotted the 48-year-old Filipina babysitter slapping the child repeatedly and grabbing his neck abusively as she was scolding the boy for dropping her phone on the ground by mistake in December.
Locally, one MP is being abusively trolled and another is threatened with being ousted by 1,200 or so card carriers, not the 26,000 who voted for her or, indeed, the constituency of 60,000.
Polk and his twin brother, Ben, grew up in a tumultuous household in Los Angeles where there was never enough money and their narcissistic dad held sway, often abusively.
Then, they should go to the [Turkish] detention center for people who were abusively deported from Greece.
But the system also produced "harsh conditions of abusively enforced patriarchy, bondage, and social inequity" (6).
Million-dollar expressions like "all-natural," "no artificial flavors," or "no added sugars" get flung around abusively and are no guarantee of a product's true health composition.
culture by its inherent nature' than a cliche abusively used for marketing -
The complainant responded abusively and the two men squared up to each other," said Mr Nassiri.
Due to the legislation lacks or misinterpretations, Romania has become a subject of criticism regarding property right, more specific regarding the properties that were abusively taken by the state during the communist regime.
Specifically, the CFPB has alleged that PayPal deceptively advertised promotional benefits; abusively charged consumers deferred interest; enrolled consumers in PayPal Credit without their knowledge or consent; made consumers use PayPal Credit for purchases instead of their preferred payment method; engaged in illegal billing practices and mishandled consumer disputes about payments.
Nearly 150 thousand hectares dedicated to the production of mushrooms earlier held by family members of the ousted president were abusively fragmented after the Revolution, she pointed out.
Third, foreign powers such as Russia, the British Empire and France were negatively and abusively influential in the emergence of the Armenian question, and their insistence on interfering with the matter makes Turks understandably more defensive.
The famous comic poet Aristophanes, who used obscene language abusively, satirised everything and everybody in his plays, including the gods, even the dead (e.
When partners treat each other disrespectfully and abusively, they are better off apart.
When someone has been treating you badly or abusively, you are far better off being on your own.