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Definition of "abuses" []

  • Plural form of abuse. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of abuse. (verb)

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Use "abuses" in a sentence
  • "But, I ask, was a government, despotic in its constitution, depriving all its subjects of political power, and extending absolute control over their property and persons -- was such a government, independently of the consideration of its _abuses_, (if indeed we may speak of the abuses of what is in itself an _abuse_,) sinless?"
  • "On a visit to Ohio, Obama again criticized the health insurance industry to make his case for a revamp of the system to rein in what he called abuses by insurers, declaring it is time for "health insurance reform, right now!""
  • "He deplored and campaigned against what he called the abuses of executive power on national security and civil liberties policies under George W. Bush and"