abusage

abusage

(æbˈjuːsɪdʒ)
n
wrong or improper use
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So we embrace it the dilemma of technology mismanagement rising from our own very usage or abusage of techology in everyday or perhaps every-moment life filled with comfort and ease but actually are the diseases or at least antecedents of complex epidemics like obesity the disease which is because of comfort and ease but making us suffer from psychological disorders or severe form.
"A significant one is jealousy or envy of the other person or their situation, or where there is a breakdown of trust or what I call 'usage and abusage' where you maybe talk to them all the osu Aar wfr time about your problems and forget they have a life as well.
Hankinson, "Usage and abusage: Galen on language," Language, Companions to Ancient Thought, vol.
Unger Dutch Shipbuilding in the Golden Age (April 1981) Domesday Elizabeth Hallam Domesday in the Middle Ages: Usage and Abusage (January 1986) Peter B.
Eric Partridge, in his Useage and Abusage writes, 'As to cliches, I daresay we are all in agreement.
According to Eric Partridge - Usage and Abusage, a guide to good English - these groups and others should be referred to in the singular when treating them as a single entity ( ie, Merseyside Police is recruiting more officers) and become plural when referring to them as a group of individuals ( ie, Police are hunting a knifeman).
Several of them were written by New Zealand lexicographer Eric Partridge (1894-1979), author of Usage and Abusage: A Modern Guide to Good English, who spent nearly 50 years at the same desk in the Reading Room of the British Museum researching the best uses of English.
A further challenge is that the common terms used in this discourse have strong emotional associations linked to the debate about the beginning of life and are confusing, partly because of different usage (or abusage) over time.
Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English, by Eric Partridge.
The first is Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English ([pounds]7.99.