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treachery

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Definition the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
  • Benedict Arnold remains the U.S.'s symbol of ultimate treachery.
treachery = betrayal
  • In 2013, North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un had his uncle executed for treachery.
  • treachery = betrayal
  • In his famous work, The Inferno, Dante reserved the worst ring of hell for those guilty of treachery.
  • treachery = betrayal
  • How far back his treachery goes, who can guess?
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • treachery = betrayal
  • You know that every traitor belongs to me as my lawful prey and that for every treachery I have a right to a kill.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • treachery = betrayal
  • ...in spite of ... Snowball's treachery, the work had been finished punctually to the very day!
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • treachery = betrayal
  • She was going to get an award for bravery when she should really be kicked out of the Smoke for treachery.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • treachery = betrayal
  • I hate a cramp, he thought. It is a treachery of one's own body.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • treachery = betrayal
  • I suspect her of treachery
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • treachery = betrayal
  • It wasn't the shock treatment that struck me, so much as the bare-faced treachery of Doctor Nolan.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • treachery = betrayal
  • That'll be very useful if the enemy try any treachery.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • treachery = betrayal
  • It is because of treachery such as yours that we have lost the fruits of victory.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • treachery = betrayal
  • If you attempt treachery I will...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • treachery = betrayal
  •   ...Kelli said "...we already have what we want from you, and we have other agreements to honor. ... And all Minos asked in return was your head, old man."
      Daeadalus paled. "Treachery."
      "Get used to it," Kelli said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • treachery = betrayal
  • And if the Big Nurse found out about that, that I'd heard all the scheming and treachery that had gone on when she didn't think anybody was listening, she'd hunt me down with an electric saw, fix me where she knew I was deaf and dumb.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • treachery = betrayal
  • That he had, from his birth, displayed no better qualities than treachery, ingratitude, and malice.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • If there's any treachery, it'll be on your side, and the Lord help you.
    Stevenson, Robert Louis  --  Treasure Island
  • ... the suspicion of treachery never for an instant entered her mind.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • ...treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Even in his most accommodating mood he inspires a dread of treachery.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Mirror of the Sea

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