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treason
used in A Tale of Two Cities

6 uses
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Definition
betraying someone or something — typically betraying one's own country

(in this context, to betray is to not be loyal—often by helping enemies)
  • My Lord inquired of Mr. Stryver (the prisoner's counsel), whether they were next to try Mr. Carton (name of my learned friend) for treason?
    2.3 — A Disappointment (69% in)
  • Treason!
    2.2 — A Sight (11% in)
  • The Treason case.
    2.2 — A Sight (37% in)
  • Mr. Attorney-General had to inform the jury, that the prisoner before them, though young in years, was old in the treasonable practices which claimed the forfeit of his life.
    2.3 — A Disappointment (1% in)
  • On the afternoon of a certain fine Sunday when the waves of four months had roiled over the trial for treason, and carried it, as to the public interest and memory, far out to sea, Mr. Jarvis Lorry walked along the sunny streets from Clerkenwell where he lived, on his way to dine with the Doctor.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (1% in)
  • The crime for which I am imprisoned, Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, and for which I shall be summoned before the tribunal, and shall lose my life (without your so generous help), is, they tell me, treason against the majesty of the people, in that I have acted against them for an emigrant.
    2.24 — Drawn to the Loadstone Rock (62% in)

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