How to use Abusive in a sentence
He flew into an abusive rage when he saw it.
He must think they were in an abusive relationship.
He'd gone from being tormented by his own mother to the affection of an abusive father who regretted ever having him.
The most obvious example of racial aggravation is where racially abusive language is used.
Denise - She struggles with her abusive son, Jeremy, and he decides to join the Army, She goes back to school to become a nurse.Advertisement
The twisted, abusive man who had fallen prey to the same curse in his blood that she carried in hers.
But marital sexuality, in its many forms, is in no way evil if it is not coercive or abusive to either partner.
Abusive posts will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Anyone who has ever viewed an episode of Animal Precinct has seen the wide range of acts that abusive behavior toward animals can cover.
Three young children made racially abusive comments to the mother of a Bournemouth shop owner.Advertisement
I consider myself fortunate that my dad wasn't a physical or sexually abusive parent, instead I suppose I suffered abuse through neglect.
Their problems were exacerbated by their struggle with the benefits system, which she considered emotionally abusive.
At a visit on 18 June 1992 Mr Roberts became abusive.
It's no wonder that the kids grow up abusive, stroppy, slow learners, and disrespectful of authority!
The fallacy argumentum ad hominem (abusive) supported by unsubstantiated assertions.Advertisement
A resealing safety vent is provided to handle pressure buildup during abusive overcharges.
He received a deluge of post, most of it abusive.
Two Stanley players were cautioned for foul and abusive language toward the referee during the first half, as the official seemed somewhat lenient.
The government's present philosophy of partnership is the existing abusive partnership that kills, maims and diseases millions annually.
Users must not use threatening, abusive, or otherwise objectionable language in either public or private messages.Advertisement
Accordingly, the burden is on the Respondent to show that the Domain Name is not an abusive registration.
The police, prosecution service, and the courts, appear reluctant to take any action against the violent or abusive mothers.
A woman who fatally stabbed her abusive husband had her murder conviction quashed by the court of appeal today.
Like Robinson, the former United States President never knew his father, endured an abusive stepfather and idolized his mother.
A person shall not behave in a disorderly manner in the library or use violent, abusive or obscene language therein.Advertisement
The general monetary confusion is greatly intensified by the fact that the piastre unit varies for almost every province; thus, while the pound at Constantinople is counted at 108 piastres silver, it is at about 127 piastres for one kind of transaction and 180 for another in Smyrna, 135 piastres at Adrianople, 140 at Jerusalem, and so forth, accounts being kept in " abusive piastres," which exist no longer.
When he had thus disposed of the " Paralogisms " of his more formidable antagonist in the first five lessons, he ended with a lesson on " Manners " to the two professors together, and set himself gravely at the close to show that he too could be abusive.
Men had been convicted for criticizing the Red Cross, doubting the utility of knitting socks for soldiers, using abusive and intemperate language in arguments about the war or producing such a motion picture as The Spirit of '76 which in one part represented British soldiers using bayonets at the Wyoming valley massacre.
They fear abusive conservators will shut off life support to patients who would have chosen to live.
His sister talks him into trying to track down her abusive spouse, who has vanished without a trace.
I 'm sure you know it was gar 's abusive, incoherent and vitriolic rants that caused the furor.
Older children and children who have come from an abusive or emotionally lacking home may have a difficult time forming a bond with their adoptive parents.
About two years ago I acquired a cat named Smokey from my neighbor who saved him from abusive owners.
Yelling at them and being abusive only adds stress to the situation.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects consumers against abusive and unfair collection practices.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers from abusive collection practices.
For instance, collectors can only call you between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and they cannot threaten you or use abusive language.
Knowing your rights can help protect you against abusive behavior.
Therefore, unless one spouse lives out of state or is abusive, the court will give each parent equal time with the child.
From a sick parent or sibling to an abusive relationship, family issues can often be a motivating factor for teens to leave school.
If the bully begins to get physically abusive, your parents are your first line of defense.
Over two million hospitalizations and four million emergency room visits per year related to abusive alcohol use.
Alcoholics are also more likely to live in abusive situations, become involved in domestic violence and have trouble with the law.
Some alcoholics are abusive to spouses, including emotionally, verbally, and physically, while others keep to themselves and avoid intimacy.
Schelske drinks too much and as a result can be verbally abusive.
Despite her poverty-stricken, abusive upbringing, Joanna was surrounded by music.
Rihanna speaking out about her abusive relationship with Chris Brown comes right before her new album Rated R, which is set for release at the end of November 2009.
Details about Kim Kardashian's abusive marriage are beginning to surface.
Finally, she gathered her strength and with the support of her family, left her abusive marriage.
Some have been rescued from puppy mills, abusive situations or found wandering the streets.
Luckily, there is a whole host of services designed to protect senior citizens from dishonest or abusive people.
If the person who is being abusive is a family member, it would be especially difficult for the older person to report the crime to authorities due to feelings of embarrassment or shame.
Multiple simultaneous stressors are also possible, such as starting daycare and having an abusive caretaker at the daycare or a divorce complicated by parental substance abuse.
The use of educational programs to teach caregivers good parenting skills and to be aware of abusive behaviors so that they seek help for abusive tendencies is critical to stopping abuse.
If an abusive home life is at the root of the conduct problem, every effort should be made to move the child into a more supportive environment.
There is evidence that children from abusive and neglectful homes start to feel better in foster care; however, separation is almost always difficult for children, regardless of the circumstances.
Children in abusive or neglectful families are at higher risk of FTT, but these cases make up only a small proportion of the total.
The child is abused; abusive parents are more likely to neglect their children and less likely to communicate with them verbally.
The child who is in an abusive family may pretend to be a mother who loves and cuddles her child rather than one who verbally or physically abuses her child.
Or in play this same child might act out abusive experience by hitting or screaming at a doll that symbolizes the child.
A reported 17 percent of children who were victims of MSBP and who were eventually returned to an abusive caregiver suffered further abuse.
From 10 percent to perhaps as many as 40 percent of abusive parents were themselves physically abused as children, but most abused children do not grow up to be abusive parents.
Unlike nonabusive parents, who may become angry at or upset with their children from time to time but are genuinely loving, abusive parents tend to harbor deep-rooted negative feelings toward their children.
More critical negative behaviors including aggressive or abusive actions toward other children, animals, adults, or even themselves are usually a more serious and longer-lasting form of acting out.
As of 2004, researchers had identified several common characteristics of the abusive family environments that prompt young people to run away.
Abusive parents have children who become uncomfortable with intimacy and withdraw.
One of the really big things we have on the forums is getting women out of abusive relationships.
And that comes from my own experience of being in an abusive relationship, in my early 20's.
Emotionally abusive relationships can be just as damaging as physically abusive ones.
How can you tell if someone is being emotionally abusive?
Just because you fight sometimes doesn't mean the relationship is abusive.
In emotionally abusive relationships, anger, insecurity and hurt are an ongoing problem.
It's easy to stay in an emotionally abusive relationship, thinking that it's normal or hoping that it will get better.
These questions can help you decide if your relationship is emotionally abusive.
In some ways, emotionally abusive relationships may be even more damaging than physically abusive ones.
They can also lead to depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and even thoughts of suicide.If you're in an emotionally abusive relationship, it is possible to get out.
They're ready and waiting to help with all types of abusive relationships.
If you're in an emotionally abusive relationship, make a safety plan before you leave.
You may think it is hard to develop a relationship online, but there are cases where people are so desperate to hold on to their newfound friendships that a casual relationship can quickly turn into an emotionally abusive one.
I have been divorced from an abusive alcoholic for seven years now.
Nor is it easy to choose to end an abusive marriage, move through grief and loss of loved ones, or to fall in love.
She has had a very rough past (abusive relationship with mother, friends dying, little sister dying before she was born and her mother calls her April ((Sister's name)) ).
If you are in an abusive situation, then do whatever is necessary to keep yourself safe.
He is not physically abusive but can sometimes be verbally abusive.
She was in a prior relationship with an abusive, physically and verbally, man.
The hope is that she will see her relationship with her ex as abusive and make an informed decision to get out, but you also run the risk that she defends her ex and sides with him.
When I met him, I knew he had been in a previous 6-year abusive relationship in which both parties constantly cheated on each other.
I lived with a guy for 5 years that was a recovering alcoholic and in the end of our relationship he was very abusive.
What might happen to me if I'm in an abusive relationship?
How do I get out of an abusive relationship?
How can I tell if my friend is in an abusive relationship?
This abusive behavior can occur in all types of dating relationships and the mistreatment includes physical, sexual, mental, or emotional abuse.
If you suspect a friend is in an abusive relationship, you might want to try talking to him or her to find out for sure.
If you're in an abusive relationship, alert your parents and don't break up with the abuser when you're completely alone together.
In general, any behavior that causes lasting pain, neglect, or degradation is abusive.
If you fear that you could become abusive, it is important to seek help.
This 1991 film starring Julia Roberts is about the escape of a woman who has found herself stuck in an abusive marriage.
This 1993 film is about music legend Tina Turner's rise to fame and her marriage that turned abusive after time.
Katherine secretly buried her in the backyard before fleeing her abusive husband.
Tara and Lafayette were never related and while Tara did have a relationship with a vampire named Franklin, it was never as abusive as the one portrayed in the series.
The theme for most Flamenco music is based around a woman's estranged or abusive lover and so often starts very quiet and subdued, signifying the woman's sadness, then drawing to a crescendo of feminine empowerment.
It is rumored that Christina's father was an abusive parent and that this led to her parent's divorce.
Winehouse admitted that their relationship was physically abusive and that the pair frequently used drugs together.
He becomes abusive with Jennifer, the house leader, and she eventually is forced to call the police to take him out of the house.
He is also abusive to her and tempts her with drugs and alcohol.
Glassman gave several interviews discussing the couple's relationship, issuing claims that Jon was emotionally abusive and cheated on her frequently.
Denton would subsequently state the marriage was extremely abusive.
Tamra frequently spoke highly of her relationship and hinted at an abusive past that Simon helped her overcome.
He charged that Tamra was verbally abusive and had cheated on him.
This rebellious spirit stems from her struggle with her abusive past as a child and later as a prisoner held by the Cylons.
There are laws to protect women if a husband is abusive.
And, I guess this guy Shipton is abusive, and doesn't take rejection very well.
No one would stand in the way of a White God, even an abusive, power-hungry father.
He.d gone from being tormented by his own mother to the affection of an abusive father who regretted ever having him.
The only time I have heard him swearing or be verbally abusive has been in the presence of his mother.
Shelley's violently abusive poems against them strike me as hysterical.
He was never physically abusive to Mom or to me.
Enjoy a bit of friendly banter but do not get abusive.
She steals from him for her abusive boyfriend; she talks of planning to kill him.
When Jayni, her mom and little brother have to run away from her abusive father, it starts off as a big adventure.
In this part of his journey he accompanies a young woman (Chelsea Field) running away from an abusive husband.
Let's see if Bob Piper can reply with something that isn't just abusive name-calling, which is his usual debating technique.
Accordingly, the burden is on the Respondent to show that the Domain Name is not an Abusive Registration.
An abused wife fakes her death to get away from her abusive husband and finds love along the way.
In 580 Gregory was himself accused before a council at Berny of using abusive language against Queen Fredegond, but he cleared himself of the charge by an oath and was acquitted.
About the same time (April 1645) Schoock was summoned before the university of Groningen, of which he was a member, and forthwith disavowed the more abusive passages in his book.
Michel de l'HOpital, the chancellor, who opened the assembly, was an advocate of toleration; he deprecated the abusive use of the terms " Lutherans," " Papists " and " Huguenots," and advocated deferring all action until a council should have been called.
Its use appears to have spread more rapidly outside Germany than in Germany itself, one cause of its popularity being that it was negative and colourless, and could thus be applied by adherents of the "old religion" to those of the "new religion," without giving offence, on occasions when it was expedient to avoid abusive language.
These articles, while not lacking in a certain cleverness, were violent and abusive, and purposely couched in foul language in order to appeal to the mob.
The writer's indignation at finding it treated with silent contempt by the great scholar, who thought it was the work of a personal enemyAleander - caused him to write a second oration, more violent, more abusive, with more self-glorification, but with less real merit than the first.
The grounds for divorce in the state are adultery, impotence, extreme cruelty, desertion for three consecutive years next preceding the application, gross and confirmed habits of intoxication, cruel and abusive treatment, or a husband's gross or wanton refusal or neglect to provide a suitable maintenance for his wife.
If this husband of hers is abusive and traced her charge slip to Bird Song that quickly, he means business.
Look, Edith Shipton had just poured her heart out to my wife and me that she had run away from an abusive husband and was hiding.
The following year, 1532, parliament presented a petition to the king (which had been most carefully elaborated by the monarch's own advisers) containing twelve charges against the bishops, relating to their courts, fees, injudicious appointments and abusive treatment of heretics, which combined to cause an unprecedented and " marvellous disorder of the godly quiet, peace and tranquillity" of the realm.
He afterwards fled to Athens, where he was soon put to death by Octavian, whom he had offended by writing an abusive letter (Suetonius, Augustus, 4).
He was tried by a court of inquiry, who found that his conduct to natives had been "unjustifiable and oppressive," that he had used abusive language to his native officers and personal violence to his men, and that his system of accounts was "calculated to screen peculation and fraud."
He became himself a persecutor, and a writer of abusive pamphlets unworthy of the author of the Utopia.
She responded with surprising grace towards the man who had just finished an abusive tirade against her.
Dean explained to his wife the number of times in his police career he'd seen battered women refuse to follow through when confronted by their abusive mate.
In this, she would always remain a better person than the twisted, abusive man who had controlled her so absolutely before she killed him.