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  • It makes these people seem so beastly and treacherous, when I’ve been perfectly natural with them.
  • It was not a scorching, hard, dusty day like the treacherous intruder of a week before, but soaked with languor, softened with a milky light.
  • Carol was ready to say, "How about Bernard Shaw?" when he treacherously went on, "How would it be then to give a Greek drama—say ’Oedipus Tyrannus’?"
  • A moment ago the night had been coldly empty; now it was incalculable, hot, treacherous.
  • It had not occurred to her that there was also a story of Will Kennicott, into which she entered only so much as he entered into hers; that he had bewilderments and concealments as intricate as her own, and soft treacherous desires for sympathy.
  • Thus she triumphed through the class, which was a typical Blodgett contest between a dreary teacher and unwilling children of twenty, won by the teacher because his opponents had to answer his questions, while their treacherous queries he could counter by demanding, "Have you looked that up in the library?

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  • The road through Afghanistan’s Kabul gorge is even more treacherous than the Road of Death in Bolivia.
  • It’s a gorgeous beach, but the waves are treacherous in the water.

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