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noun as in name calling

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  • derogating

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The long history of abuse and erasure has sparked ongoing movements from Indigenous communities, some of which have garnered more attention in recent years, like the Standing Rock protests.

From Vox

None of it was earmarked for substance abuse programs, they said.

From Fortune

There is a similar pattern when it comes to drug and alcohol abuse.

San Diego County has had a Citizens’ Law Enforcement Review Board for decades, which was established by a voter initiative in 1990 following a series of allegations of abuse in county jails.

With a composite handle that has yet to show any sign of wear after months of abuse, it’s meant to take a beating.

Hasidic Judaism has a reputation for subverting and abusing women—and women have come forward with testimony to prove it.

Goddard was accused of abusing Michael Egan in Hawaii when Egan was a teenager.

I told him, ‘He is abusing me every single day, what am I supposed to do?’

At 22, Amanda married a man who began sexually and emotionally abusing her.

This progresses to Fox abusing Spinelli at Fox's home, forcing him to engage in various sexual acts.

And all the while she fought him, she punctuated her blows with words, some abusing him, others in defense of her father.

White with anger and chagrin, the doctor stood roundly abusing the man who had investigated that lonely house.

He thought the only way was to let in public opinion upon the acts and conduct of individuals abusing their power.

I fidgeted up and down the raft, abusing myself to myself, and Jim was fidgeting up and down past me.

Major Elbert's manner was not that of the bully, or of one abusing brief authority.


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