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Definition an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
  • She is guilty of perfidy if not treason.
perfidy = an act of deliberate betrayal
  • 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
  • The poor young woman was too pure to suppose that any female could be guilty of such perfidy;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • perfidy = betrayal
  • Alf was angry at Joe's perfidy, so he put in a needle.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • perfidy = betrayal
  • In spite of my perfidy, she was desperate to see me one more time.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • perfidy = deliberate betrayal
  • 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
  • perfidy = deliberate betrayal
  • It is ingratitude, perfidy, treachery!
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • perfidy = deliberate betrayal
  • By this light, a most perfidious and drunken monster:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • perfidious = not trustworthy (prone to intentional betrayal)
  • ...and thy hapless crew involved In this perfidious fraud,
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • perfidious = not trustworthy (prone to intentional betrayal)
  • a most perfidious slave
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • perfidious = an act of deliberate betrayal
  • The guide made a negative sign with his head, which was probably perfidious.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • perfidious = not trustworthy
  • the French would prove perfidious
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • perfidious = not trustworthy (prone to intentional betrayal)
  • 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
  • perfidious = betraying
  • 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
  • perfidy = deliberate betrayal
  • "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
  • perfidy = act of deliberate betrayal
  • 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
  • perfidy = act of deliberate betrayal
  • ...the perfidious, bow-bearing foreigner Pandaros...
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • perfidious = not trustworthy (prone to intentional betrayal)
  • 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
perfidious = not trustworthy

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