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mis  yoohzd

  • v  apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly
  • v  change the inherent purpose or function of something
    The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers
  • a  used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose
    misused words are often laughable but one weeps for misused talents

  • Waxman likes to point out that the House took 140 hours of sworn testimony to get to the bottom of whether Clinton had misused the White House Christmas-card list for political .
  • Iraq has a clear case that under this past inspection regime unfortunately it was misused for purposes other than set out by the Security Council resolution.
  • Sarah Woodruff is an enigmatic local governess, said to be pining for a French soldier who has misused her.
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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Bloomberg
    Bush "took the authority that I and others gave him and he misused it, and I regret that deeply," Clinton said in Davenport. "He went with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy."
  • President Bush in Baltimore Sun
    Bush praised the bill for protecting "our citizens from having genetic information misused."
  • Sir Alex Ferguson in The Guardian
    We talk about world-class playersand I think that's a misused quote a lot of the time but, when you see his performances of late, you know you're talking about a really world-class player,Ferguson said. "I always said to him that to be a...

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