verb (used with object), mis·used, mis·us·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for misuse
Of course he would challenge all those who are misusing his teachings for their own political agenda.Just Imagine Hologram Jesus Telling Paul Ryan and Pat Robertson Off|Dean Obeidallah|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Only recently has Abdessalem himself had to appear in court, on charges of misusing public funds.A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists|Thomas A. Bass|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These arrests should send a message to anyone thinking about misusing a landmark this way.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building|Michael Daly|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, in early 2004, I learned Mortenson was misusing CAI funds.
Obviously, I'm not going to suggest that we should all give up cell phones because some teenagers may be misusing them.Criminal Flash Mobs. Apparently, That's a Thing Now.|Megan McArdle|February 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He was, what men (misusing the holiest of words) have named, a "love-child."My Fire Opal, and Other Tales|Sarah Warner Brooks
So misusing our light, we shall quickly lose it and return to the paths of darkness.The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians|G. G. Findlay
Man has the capacity for misusing not only physical, but even spiritual forces.Religion and the War|Various
Man must even have the power of misusing it if he is to arrive at the best.Judges and Ruth|Robert A. Watson
It is true that I left off letter-writing, as I have done with almost everybody else; but I can't see how that was misusing him.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV|Thomas Moore