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Maltreat   Listen

(past & past part. maltreated; pres. part. maltreating)
Treat badly.  Synonyms: abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, mistreat, step.  "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"

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"Maltreat" Quotes from Famous Books

... the choice of words, one may search for the bizarre and unusual rather than for the truly picturesque. Stevenson at times seems to have lapsed. When he says that Modestine would feel a switch "more tenderly than my cane;" that he "must instantly maltreat this uncomplaining animal," meaning constantly; and at another place that he "had to labor so consistently with" his stick that the sweat ran into his eyes, there is a suspicion of a desire for the sensational rather than ...
— English: Composition and Literature • W. F. (William Franklin) Webster

... and thy good, nor covet aught of thy fellow. O dear my son, be not neighbourly with the ignorant nor do thou break with him bread, and joy not in the annoy of those about thee and when thy foe shall maltreat thee meet him with beneficence. O dear my son, fear the man who feareth not Allah and hold him in hate. O dear my son, the fool shall fall when he trippeth; but the wise man when he stumbleth shall not tumble and if ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... all I have to say to you, and even this against the grain. Why? Because you have not stirred my spirit. For what can I see in you to stir me, as a spirited horse will stir a judge of horses? Your body? That you maltreat. Your dress? That is luxurious. You behavior, your look?—Nothing whatever. When you want to hear a philosopher, do not say, You say nothing to me'; only show yourself worthy or fit to hear, and then you will see how you ...
— The Golden Sayings of Epictetus • Epictetus

... occupation of gold-washers in the Carpathians, and part if not all the product of their labour fell to the portion of the wives of the Voivodes; indeed, according to some writers, a considerable number were slaves, whom the princess or her officials did not hesitate to sell, maltreat, or even ...
— Roumania Past and Present • James Samuelson

Words linked to "Maltreat" :   do by, handle, treat, kick around

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