maltreat maltreat

Definition(s):

  • (v) treat badly

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Usage(s):

  1. I will proceed to maltreat and obliterate them.
  2. A member of the Arctic Brotherhood who took oath never to maltreat horse or dog.
  3. The peoples of Europe can maltreat, but happily not judge, one another.

Quotes

  1. "We should never, as a policy, maltreat people under our control, detainees," said McCaffrey, who made repeated inspection tours of US-occupied Iraq on behalf of the military's Central Command.
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Barry McCaffrey Source: World Socialist Web Site

  2. A thought for the day: Gustave Flaubert said, "We shouldn't maltreat our idols: the gilt comes off on our hands."
    on Jul 27, 2007 By: Gustave Flaubert Source: United Press International

  3. "If we maltreat our animals, or each other, the spirit within us, our traditions, and the Bible, all agree in declaring it is wrong," wrote Humane Society president Wayne Purcell, quoting an 1853 address by Brigham Young titled "Comprehensive...
    on Nov 20, 2007 By: Henry Purcell Source: Salt Lake Tribune

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