See under battered woman syndrome.
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How to use battered woman in a sentence
“I had talked the defense into portraying her act under the ‘battered woman syndrome,’” Speckhard recalls.Kristin Beck, the SEALs’ Warrior Princess Who Came Out as Transgender | Lloyd Grove | June 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She did not want this battered woman of the world to know how hard she was hit.Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3 | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Miss Rougemont was an odd, battered woman, with an inexpressive face; but she was not so insensible as Rhoda imagined.Old Kensington | Miss Thackeray