mistreated


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mis·treat

 (mĭs-trēt′)
tr.v. mis·treat·ed, mis·treat·ing, mis·treats
To treat roughly or wrongly. See Synonyms at abuse.

mis·treat′ment n.
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Adj.1.mistreated - subjected to cruel treatment; "an abused wife"
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Ikeega tore her hair and put soot of the seal-oil on her face in token of her grief; and the women assailed the men with bitter words in that they had mistreated the boy and sent him to his death; and the men made no answer, preparing to go in search of the body when the storm abated.
His family fought hard for an independent inquiry into his death, insisting that he would not harm himself and had been mistreated.
Store worker Carl Saunders said he was worried that the animals could be mistreated or even die if thieves did not know how to look after them.
Tug's older brother, 18-year-old Broda Joe ("Bro"), learns where Tug is, and escapes from a labor camp nearby where he has been incarcerated and terribly mistreated in order to come to Tug's aid, pursued by a brutal warden aided by a convict.
ALLEGATIONS that six medics arrested during the unrest were mistreated in custody were denied once again yesterday.
FIVE British soldiers were yesterday cleared of war crime charges that they mistreated civilians in Iraq.
Tug's older brother, 18-year-old Broda Joe ("Bro'), learns where Tug is, and escapes from a labor camp nearby where he has been incarcerated and terribly mistreated in order to come to Tug's aid, pursued by a brutal warden aided by a convict.
ALLEGATIONS that six medics arrested during unrest in 2011 were mistreated in custody were denied yesterday by 10 Interior Ministry staff, including senior officials.
Mr Crossan, 57, from Raphoe, Donegal, alleged officers mistreated him.
Helen Hunt Jackson, famous for her novel Ramona, is less well known for the extensive writing she did to champion the cause of the Native Americans who, in her view, were being badly mistreated by the US Government.
The witnesses claimed they were mistreated in custody by the defendants and were coerced into signing confession papers.
Or maybe not, like mistreated wives Sheryl Gascoigne, Julia Carling and Margaret Cook who cling to the name of the ex-husband they want to forget.