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  • as insexual assault
  • as insexual harassment

synonyms for sexual abuse

  • molestation
  • rape
  • violation
  • carnal abuse
  • date rape
  • forcible intercourse
  • grope
  • ravishment
  • sex crime
  • sexual offense
  • unlawful sexual intercourse
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How to use sexual abuse in a sentence

Quaint old Burton in his "Anatomy of Melancholy," recognizes the virtues of the plant while he anathematizes its abuse.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The sexual cycle can take place only within the body of one genus of mosquito, anopheles.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
He shan't marry me without your consent, so don't be angry and abuse us all; for which you will be sorry an hour hence.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Notwithstanding, they bear with much patience a great deal of abuse from unkind masters.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
This abuse, as the years went on, instead of diminishing grew in strength if not in grace.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
On the other hand directors are not permitted to abuse their power; they must act in good faith.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
Excess and abuse may be found in the smoking and chewing of tobacco as in other things.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He began by speaking softly to her, but as his anger increased, he changed his tone to one of loud abuse.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Then he will vent upon you a torrent of abuse, ending in some jumble of socialistic ideas of his own concoction.
THE REAL LATIN QUARTERF. BERKELEY SMITH
The two parties, after exchanging a good deal of abuse, came to blows.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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WORDS RELATED TO SEXUAL ABUSE

  • carnal abuse
  • date rape
  • forcible intercourse
  • grope
  • molestation
  • rape
  • ravishment
  • sex crime
  • sexual abuse
  • sexual offense
  • unlawful sexual intercourse
  • violation
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.