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perfidy
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
  • 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.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (73% in)
perfidious = not trustworthy (prone to intentional betrayal)
  • Rather Cape Tormentoto, as called of yore; for long allured by the perfidious silences that before had attended us, we found ourselves launched into this tormented sea, where guilty beings transformed into those fowls and these fish, seemed condemned to swim on everlastingly without any haven in store, or beat that black air without any horizon.
    Chapters 49-51 -- The Hyena; Ahab's Boat and Crew - Fedallah; The Spirit-Spout (85% in)

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