The author treats this issue in the next chapter.
This situation must be treated with great care.
I try to treat everyone equally.
She treats the horse cruelly.
They treated me like a member of their family.
I was treated like a queen.
My parents still treat me like a child.
Try to treat everyone as an equal.
Young people should always treat their elders with respect.
Let's go out to dinner. I'll treat. Noun
We took the kids to the water park as a special treat.
cookies and other tasty treats
She rewarded the dog with a treat. See More
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Today, her customers see the final course as an opportunity to treat themselves.—Ella Quittner, New York Times, 1 Dec. 2023 Doctors say most cases of bacterial pneumonia can be treated with antibiotics and most don't require hospitalization.—Meg Oliver, CBS News, 1 Dec. 2023 The lawsuit alleges that jail officials knew about but failed to properly treat the condition.—Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Nov. 2023 Use of company property, particularly hardware and software Be very clear about how employees treat each other via emails, texts, phone messages, etc).—Joyce E. A. Russell, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 The mother of one of the Palestinian American college students shot on the street near the University of Vermont has no doubt that the men were targeted and says the shooting should absolutely be treated as a hate crime.—Antonio Planas, NBC News, 30 Nov. 2023 In those cases, the terms generally dictated that users’ biodata would be treated as financial assets and transferred to new ownership, and only half of the companies even considering this issue promised that the data would be bound to the same privacy practices in effect at the time of testing.—Sandra Gutierrez G., Popular Science, 30 Nov. 2023 She was treated at a hospital for minor neck and head injuries, including a cut to her ear, police said.—Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 And, look, this is a microcosm of the challenges associated with this entire conflict, because this is obviously a hospital, where there are patients who were being treated, the most advanced hospital in Gaza, also a place where innocent civilians have gathered during the course this conflict.—CBS News, 19 Nov. 2023
The open-air market runs most weekends from mid-November to mid-December, and visitors will find various holiday gifts and treats as well as artisan demonstrations.—Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 29 Nov. 2023 Enjoy seasonal vendors, live music, holiday treats and other entertainment and an appearance by Santa Claus.—The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 Eliminating the nuts might give you a little less batter or dough to work with, which will primarily affect the yield of such treats as cookies or muffins.—Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 28 Nov. 2023 If the holiday season involves baking up gingerbread cookies, yummy cakes, or other delectable treats, the KitchenAid 5 Ultra-Power Speed Hand Mixer will make your world go round.—Alyssa Grabinski, Peoplemag, 25 Nov. 2023 Find it on Amazon Bean-to-Jewel Bonbons Vesta Chocolate’s Limited Edition Amethyst Holiday Bonbons are an irresistible treat, their bean-to-jewel process reflecting the uniqueness of the items on Oprah’s annual lists.—Margaret Drake, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 The shop offers a staggeringly large collection of candies, including vintage and rare sweet treats, as well as homemade confections.—Carly Caramanna, Travel + Leisure, 19 Nov. 2023 This is an understandable take on human beings who are engaged in round-the-clock efforts to reshape green vegetables into tasty treats and recast scary unknowns as fun mysteries.—Heather Havrilesky, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2023 This take on the recipe brings comforting pumpkin-spice flavor to the mix, along with chocolate chips, tipping them more toward dessert or afternoon treat than breakfast.—Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English treten, from Anglo-French treter, traiter, traitier, from Latin tractare to drag about, handle, deal with, frequentative of trahere to drag, pull