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  • She is guilty of perfidy if not treason.
  • Her perfidy was inconceivable to her colleagues.
  • He spoke of woman’s perfidy, of a wife who had broken her holiest vows, of a home and heart made desolate.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  From Twice Told Tales
  • It is painful to reflect upon the perfidy of our species; and we will not, therefore, pursue the thread ...
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club

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  • The guide made a negative sign with his head, which was probably perfidious.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • I had my own reasons for being dismayed at this apparition; too well I remembered the perfidious hints given by Mrs. Reed about my disposition,
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • In a few minutes the scuttle was opened, and, bound hand and foot, the still struggling ringleader was shoved up into the air by his perfidious allies, who at once claimed the honour of securing a man who had been fully ripe for murder.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ...the perfidious, bow-bearing foreigner Pandaros...
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • ...and thy hapless crew involved In this perfidious fraud,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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  • wife, who was never happy when we were on the sea, declared that our chances of drowning were, with the pinnace and canoe, already sufficiently great, and that there was not the slightest necessity for our adding to these chances by constructing another craft which would tempt us out upon the perfidious element.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • In the days that followed she received two more unsigned letters, as perfidious as the first, but none of the three seemed to be written by the same person.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • the French would prove perfidious
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • a most perfidious slave
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Leamas nourished Fiedler’s suspicions with hints and oblique indications—never overdone, you understand, never emphasized, but dropped here and there with perfidious subtlety.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • The poor young woman was too pure to suppose that any female could be guilty of such perfidy;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "Provided I understand your perfidy, sir, and succeed in making you understand that I will be revenged, I shall be reasonable enough," said Albert furiously.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In spite of my perfidy, she was desperate to see me one more time.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Alf was angry at Joe’s perfidy, so he put in a needle.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He says you’ll see the bullet holes all over the front and they should be left there to remind the Irish of English perfidy.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • It is ingratitude, perfidy, treachery!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • ...with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy...
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • ...with such wrath and fury did my heart burn that I scarcely restrained myself from rushing out into the streets, crying aloud and proclaiming openly the perfidy and treachery of which I was the victim;
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • I stood amazed at the revelation of all this perfidy, looking at Miss Mowcher as she walked up and down the kitchen until she was out of breath:
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • So, she discovered my perfidy, and I had her lured to a dangerous neighborhood and ordered her throat cut.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Jamie, tender lover and perfidious blackguard.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • I was standing like the friar who confesses the perfidious assassin,[1] who, after he is fixed, recalls him, in order to delay his death.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • Words like: viscous, impunity, paroxysm, unctuous, nefarious, onanistic, perfidious, lugubrious.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • Aren’t they trying to make an Entente cordiale now at Tay Pay’s dinnerparty with perfidious Albion?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • And the owners of them, sullen faced, unrepentant, pushed by the Eyes against the walls of their bedrooms, while the sorrowful voice of the announcer tells us voice-over about their perfidy and ungratefulness.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • She felt that her marriage vows were desecrated, her dignity insulted; but she had no compassion for the poor victim of her husband’s perfidy.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • King Richard was absent a prisoner, and in the power of the perfidious and cruel Duke of Austria.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • For Aziz, too, the caves speak through their aftermath—of the perfidy of the English, of the falseness of his subservience, of his need to assert responsibility for his own life.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Never mind now about Hurstwood’s perfidy—why had he done this?
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • By my soul, the countenance of that fellow when he was a boy was the blackest image of perfidy, cowardice, and cruelty ever set up as a scarecrow in a field of scoundrels.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • "And is Mr Jones," answered the maid, "such a perfidy man?"
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • But the white queen brought nothing but misery and perfidy to the black people, and if she was a chief she was an evil chief.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It was, instead, the fact that all of these things—the death of my friend, the betrayal of Phebe, the suffering and rage and great change of the woman I had loved—all had come from my single act of sin and perfidy, as the boughs from the bole and the leaves from the bough.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Perhaps your perfidy is why your husband, your mother-in-law, your children, and, yes, the betrayed old same before you, do not cherish you as they might.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • The thought of launching such a missile as Mrs. Hatch at the perfidious bosom of society was not without its charm: Miss Bart had even beguiled her leisure with visions of the fair Norma introduced for the first time to a family banquet at the Van Osburghs’.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • So that before the time of Civill Society, or in the interruption thereof by Warre, there is nothing can strengthen a Covenant of Peace agreed on, against the temptations of Avarice, Ambition, Lust, or other strong desire, but the feare of that Invisible Power, which they every one Worship as God; and Feare as a Revenger of their perfidy.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • But it is doubtful that even a feast reminiscent of Boston’s finest inns would have made his attendance worth while—for this was regarded by his Federalist friends as the final proof of perfidy.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • What agony he suffered as he watched that light, in whose golden atmosphere were moving, behind the closed sash, the unseen and detested pair, as he listened to that murmur which revealed the presence of the man who had crept in after his own departure, the perfidy of Odette, and the pleasures which she was at that moment tasting with the stranger.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Whenever this powdered and courteous old man, who never missed a Sunday at the convent chapel at Hammersmith, and who was in all respects, thoughts, conduct, and bearing utterly unlike the bearded savages of his nation, who curse perfidious Albion, and scowl at you from over their cigars, in the Quadrant arcades at the present day—whenever the old Chevalier de Talonrouge spoke of Mistress Osborne, he would first finish his pinch of snuff, flick away the remaining particles of dust with…
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Abyss beneath abyss of perfidy!
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Now do you understand the perfidy of this girl?
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • His perfidy must be brought to light of day, And for that God gives us a ready way.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Two separate bodies will have to agree to schemes of usurpation or perfidy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • BILL [fortified by his resentment of Mog’s perfidy] is she?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Major Barbara
  • But do not you my last request deny; With yon perfidious man your int’rest try, And bring me news, if I must live or die.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
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