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I don't think he means to ill-treat them—he's a kind-hearted man.

Is it not even worse to ill-treat a stranger than one who is at home?

She was an angel, Sanders went about whining when he had no longer a woman to ill-treat.

When they join, the officers may ill-treat them, pull their hair, and strike them with impunity.

But if you ill-treat me I shall leave your house and not return.

If you forgive me,” replied Vanslyperken, “then pray do not ill-treat my dog.

If he is bad enough to ill-treat his dog, he will ill-treat his wife and children.

If they say that I ill-treat her, it is for me—to prove the contrary by my conduct with her, and not by violence.

They say that her reputation has been sullied, that I ill-treat her, and that she ought not to submit to it.

He knows well that I do not ill-treat him for my own pleasure.

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