Thesaurus / maltreat

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He wished to govern England in law and order, and not to maltreat the natives.
He liked his work,—nothing pleased him more than to maltreat this little prince of the blood,—and he liked his pay even better.
WHEN A COBBLER RULED A KINGAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
She puts the baby into the care of peasants who neglect and maltreat the little creature.
He was so enraged at this neglect on the part of England, that he began to maltreat the missionaries and consuls of that country.
ASIATIC BREEZESOLIVER OPTIC
He leaped from his throne and rushed toward Zopyrus, demanding who had dared to maltreat one of his generals in such a manner.
DARIUS THE GREATJACOB ABBOTT
To misunderstand and maltreat Austen Vane, of all people Austen, whose consideration for his father had been what it had!
We think it necessary to detain you; but not necessary to confine or to maltreat you.
THE PATHFINDERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
It was an heroic resolution, and shame that hunger should so maltreat it.
ALADDIN OF LONDONSIR MAX PEMBERTON
He would ride down to a station, get into a quarrel, turn the house out of windows, and maltreat the occupants most cruelly.
ROUGHING ITMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
I was ready to burst into the house, and maltreat him in his turn.
CHRISTMAS EVANSPAXTON HOOD

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