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Abusion   Listen
noun
Abusion  n.  Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Abusion" Quotes from Famous Books



... But neither sword nor dagger he did beare; 215 Seemes that no foes revengement he did feare; In stead of them a handsome bat he held, [Bat, stick.] On which he leaned, as one farre in elde. [Elde, age.] Shame light on him, that through so false illusion Doth turne the name of souldiers to abusion, 220 And that which is the noblest mysterie [Mysterie, profession.] Brings to reproach and common infamie! Long they thus travailed, yet never met Adventure which might them a working set: Yet manie waies they sought, and manie tryed; 225 Yet for ...
— The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser, Volume 5 • Edmund Spenser

... the word rime (though by maner of abusion) yet to helpe that fault againe we apply it in our vulgar Poesie another way very commendably & curiously. For wanting the currantnesse of the Greeke and Latine feete, in stead thereof we make in th'ends of our verses ...
— The Arte of English Poesie • George Puttenham



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