A Dictionary of the English Language
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Abusively

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Abu'sively. adv. [from abuse.]

  1. Improperly, by a wrong use.

    The oil, abusively called spirit, of roses swims at the top of the water, in the form of a white butter; which I remember not to have observed in any other oil drawn in any limbeck. Boyle's Sceptical Chymistry.

  2. Reproachfully.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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