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Word: abusive

Definition: coarsely insulting; physically harmful


Sentences Containing 'abusive'

After an attack on the camp that claimed Ed's life, Carol destroys his corpse, venting the inner rage she had toward him and his years of abusive behavior.
After Ed's abusive tendencies are exposed to the rest of the group, Shane furiously beats Ed, which prompts Carol to slowly begin to stand up for herself.
After some rubbing of the lower part of his face, and some looking at us with those bad eyes, over his grisly fingers, he made one more address to me, half whining, and half abusive.
Aguilera also appeared in Carlos Mencia's sketch comedy series, Mind of Mencia, as a stereotypical Hispanic abusive boyfriend.
Although neither of them had experienced domestic abuse, Proctor had been told by fans that it convinced them to leave their own abusive relationships.
As Bethany drifts to sleep, she dreams of her abusive childhood and unintentionally sends a bedside lamp flying into Lilah, who was watching her fitful sleep.
Born on a farm outside Brownell, Kansas, Hogsett was raised in the home of an abusive alcoholic who married his stepmother; he left home when he was 14 years old.
Burt receives an anonymous abusive phone call about his son's sexual orientation, and Kurt deliberately sabotages his own audition to spare his father further harassment.
By seventeen, she was married to an abusive man, apparently one of some social standing.
Cesereanu's research into violence also extended to investigating the tradition of abusive and demeaning language in Romanian journalistic prose, from the 19th century onwards.
First she has her cornered in an alley by potential rapists hired by Wolfram and Hart, and then she has her sexually abusive father appear and try to take Bethany back home.
First, They set an ill example to our children, our apprentices, our covenant servants, and other dependants, by their saucy and insolent behaviour, their pert, and sometimes abusive answers, their daring defiance of correction, and many other insolences which youth are but too apt to imitate.
Fung Min Hun (Team Rebellion Captain) briefly appeared as Cecilia Cheung's abusive boyfriend in "King of Comedy" and the "Four Eyes Clerk" who beats up both Sing and Bone when they make fun of him on the bus in "Kung Fu Hustle".
He was of small stature, and hence the ‘Lancet,’ in many indecent attacks on him, usually calls him ‘the cock-sparrow,’ but in a long series of abusive paragraphs nothing to Earle's real discredit is stated.
He was sent off for foul and abusive language on 28 April 2012.
He was so emotionally abusive to Satan during their relationship that Satan ultimately exiles him to Heaven.
Her father was abusive when she was a child, which would eventually cause her to suffer a mental breakdown when she was a teenager.
Her past origin, involving her abusive father, is now considered non-canon by creator Erik Larsen Powers and abilities.
However, Frank vowed never to be physically abusive towards his sons.
However, Saddam was emotionally abusive to the meek and emotionally dependent Satan, and was interested in Satan solely for sex and world domination than out of love.
Huck's abusive, drunken father and the main antagonist of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
In 2005, as part of the ongoing NCAA controversy over the use of Native American names and symbols, Louisiana–Monroe was one of 19 colleges and universities throughout the United States who were cited by the NCAA for having "hostile or abusive" team names, mascots, or images.
In its final part, the volume investigates the proliferation of abusive language and threats in the Romanian press of the early 1990s, focusing on papers who supported the ruling National Salvation Front, in particular "Adevărul", "Dimineaţa", "Azi" and the ultra-nationalist "România Mare".
In mid-May 2011, the government, which considered the resignations leading to de facto referendum 'abusive' and a waste of resources, revealed its plan to do away with by-elections entirely.
In one interview she was quoted as saying, "He fooled me – he is nothing but an abusive, racist thug."
In spite of the risks and abusive treatment by smugglers, smuggler networks run by Bedouin groups in the Sinai desert have transported growing numbers of Sudanese and other African asylum seekers across to Israel.
In the case of "Muggeseggele", the sexual and abusive aspect is not at all present.
In the storyline, a female character escapes from an emotionally abusive relationship.
Knowlton became so abusive in her Usenet posts that Pacbell canceled her account in 1999.
Many memorable characters are introduced, including Nicholas' malevolent Uncle Ralph, and the villainous Wackford Squeers, who operates an abusive all-boys boarding school at which Nicholas temporarily serves as a tutor.
Martial, writing under the Emperor Domitian, was a famed author of epigrams, poems which were often abusive and censured public figures.
Neal Emerson and his brother John were raised by an abusive father (although a later flashback shows him raised by an abusive aunt).
Niko, the only one able to tell Kilcrop of the plot, is shushed under the threat of revealing her past before Aberrance: a wanted felon for killing her abusive father.
One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one can not always be laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.''
Shannon's first film role was as the main character in the music video for the Every Mother's Nightmare song "House of Pain", in which he played a troubled teenager who was running away from his abusive lifestyle.
She came to Mr. Doran's door just after we returned, and she endeavoured to push her way in, uttering very abusive expressions towards my wife, and even threatening her, but I had foreseen the possibility of something of the sort, and I had two police fellows there in private clothes, who soon pushed her out again.
She had become verbally abusive and aggressive towards him, and humiliated him in public.
Shortly after his parents' joint suicide, Quoyle's unfaithful and abusive wife Petal leaves town and attempts to sell their two daughters to sex traffickers.
Ste was shown to have come from a broken home: raised by his alcoholic mother Pauline Hay (Julie Hogarth) and his abusive stepfather Terry Hay (Conor Ryan), with no contact with his biological father.
The duke and his wife had four children: The marriage proved quite unhappy due to the duke's mistreatment of his wife, and in 1668 Hortense fled from France, in order to escape her abusive husband.
The movie follows Frances's relationship to her increasingly abusive NYCPD officer husband (played by Anthony LaPaglia), who has the police force on his side, and her eventual escape to Florida with her son (played by Will Rothaar).
The song is about a female who drives away from an abusive relationship, taking her daughter with her.
The usual plea in behalf of abusive watermen is, that they are drunk, ignorant, or poor; but will that satisfy the party aggrieved, or deter the offender from reoffending?
There is no abusive language used in the film and the violence is of 'comic book kind'." The Censor Board asked him to replace dialogue which mentioned the city of Pilibhitwhich they said was a sensitive constituencywith a fictitious city name.
There were later rumours that Trelawny had been abusive towards her and had forbidden her to wear non-Greek clothing.
They tended to be semi-autobiographical, focusing on teenage misfits with abusive or neglectful parents.
This second element in the word occurs independently in Swabian German as "Seckel", which is used as a swear word and is thus a rare instance of a sexually themed abusive word in the German language, which mostly uses scatological swearing.
Though men of reflection, too, have some times complained of the law of settlements as a public grievance; yet it has never been the object of any general popular clamour, such as that against general warrants, an abusive practice undoubtedly, but such a one as was not likely to occasion any general oppression.
Toshio's father, Takeo Omura, is an abusive, lazy veteran, who forces his wife, the boy's stepmother, Takeko Tamiguchi, to feign being hit by cars in order to shake down the motorists.
When she returned to New York, she alleged that Morse became abusive and then deserted her.

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