But with a history of arrests, abuse and mental healthy problems, there was apparently no motive.
(Today state media reported that Wang has been indicted on charges of defection, abuse of power and bribe-taking).
In The Witch-Hunt Narrative, Ross E. Cheit argues the media and courts have gone too far in dismissing evidence of abuse.
Studies have shown that serious mental illness correlates with higher rates of child neglect and abuse.
The abuse occurred within the Church, so it should be appropriate to address the crisis within the Church, right?
abuse, cruelty, outrage, accumulated on the heads of the poor Aleuts.
The pension system in the United States is an abuse which has escaped from control.
If the question were resolutely faced, the abuse could be stopped.
We may be confident that Serbia will not abuse her position.
Yf they had an Alexander to govern they shold be punished, and I could wish them not to abuse the lenitie of their prince.
early 15c., "to misuse, misapply," from Middle French abuser, from Vulgar Latin *abusare, from Latin abusus "an abusing, using up," past participle of abuti "use up," also "misuse," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + uti "use" (see use). Of sexual situations from early 15c., but originally incest, homosexuality, prostitution, etc.; meaning "to misuse sexually, ravish" is from 1550s. Specifically of drugs, from 1968. Related: Abused; abusing.
mid-15c., "improper practice," from Old French abus (14c.), from Latin abusus (see abuse (v.)). Earlier in Middle English was abusion "wicked act or practice, shameful thing, violation of decency" (early 14c.), "an insult" (mid-14c.).
abuse a·buse (ə-byōōz')
v. a·bused, a·bus·ing, a·bus·es
To use wrongly or improperly; misuse.
To hurt or injure physically by maltreatment.
To assail with contemptuous, coarse, or insulting words; revile.
Improper use or handling, as of a drug; misuse.
Physical maltreatment, as of a spouse or child.
Insulting or coarse language.