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The peoples of Europe can maltreat, but happily not judge one another.

It was contrary to all the homely traditions at the farm to kill or maltreat a toad.

Consequently my uncle looked upon me as useless, and began to maltreat me again.

Crosby was her property, to browbeat and maltreat as seemed best to her.

You may maltreat him when I am away, but not before my eyes.

It was an heroic resolution, and shame that hunger should so maltreat it.

Now that men kiss the hands which maltreat them, it is the part of women to defy them.

If ever I see you maltreat a soldier I will report it at once to the commander of the regiment.

He wished to govern England in law and order, and not to maltreat the natives.

In the 12th section, they curse all who maltreat cardinals, bishops, or priests.

WORD ORIGIN

1708, from French maltraiter, or formed in English from mal- + treat (v.). Related: Maltreated; maltreating.

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