wrong or improper usage, as of words.
bad or abusive treatment.
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How to use misusage in a sentence
Alas (quoth she deep sighing) why did I enter into anie mention of my owne misusage?The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton | Thomas Nash
He had been grossly misused on the occasion, and had escaped from such misusage by the only means in his power.Mr. Scarborough's Family | Anthony Trollope
Such a misusage of the flag occurred, for example, at Belmont.With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train | Ernest N. Bennett
Distrust and selfishness came from misusage; they were man's defence against extortion.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete | Martin Anderson Nexo