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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
  • ...with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy...
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • perfidy = 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)

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