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synonyms for ill-use

  • dissipate
  • exhaust
  • ill-treat
  • maltreat
  • mishandle
  • mistreat
  • misuse
  • overburden
  • overtax
  • overwork
  • prostitute
  • spoil
  • squander
  • taint
  • waste
  • misemploy
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antonyms for ill-use

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  • hoard
  • save
  • treat well
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How to use ill-use in a sentence

If you use it wisely, it may be Ulysses' hauberk; if you reject it, the shirt of Nessus were a cooler winding-sheet!
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
The sailors sometimes use it to fry their meat, for want of butter, and find it agreeable enough.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
Not much use as the high crests hid the intervening hinterland from view, even from the crow's nests.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
And for fear of being ill spoken of weep bitterly for a day, and then comfort thyself in thy sadness.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
G was a gamester, who had but ill-luck; H was a Hunter, who hunted a buck.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
"It is ill-fated;" and Alessandro blamed himself for having forgotten her only association with the name.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Their method of curing the leaves was to air-dry them and then packing them until wanted for use.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Be Bry in his History of Brazil describes its use and also some interesting particulars concerning the plant.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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WORDS RELATED TO ILL-USE

  • dissipate
  • exhaust
  • ill-use
  • maltreat
  • misemploy
  • mishandle
  • mistreat
  • misuse
  • overburden
  • overtax
  • overwork
  • prostitute
  • spoil
  • squander
  • taint
  • waste
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