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  • If a friend happened to improve his financial position, she dropped him, feeling that he had committed an act of treason.
  • He explained why an honest building, like an honest man, had to be of one piece and one faith; what constituted the life source, the idea in any existing thing or creature, and why—if one smallest part committed treason to that idea—the thing of the creature was dead; and why the good, the high and the noble on earth was only that which kept its integrity.
  • I think we have a great deal in common, you and I. We’ve committed the same treason somewhere.
  • Treason.
  • "I breathe for my own necessity, for the fuel of my body, for my survival…I’ve given you, not my sacrifice or my pity, but my ego and my naked need…" She heard Roark’s words, Roark’s voice speaking for Gail Wynand—and she felt no sense of treason to Roark in using the words of his love for the love of another man.

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  • He was executed for treason in a time of war.
  • Her behavior was treasonous.

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