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perfidy
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
  • 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,
    Chapter 7 (27% in)
perfidious = betraying
  • It was the strain of a forsaken lady, who, after bewailing the perfidy of her lover, calls pride to her aid; desires her attendant to deck her in her brightest jewels and richest robes, and resolves to meet the false one that night at a ball, and prove to him, by the gaiety of her demeanour, how little his desertion has affected her.
    Chapter 11 (63% in)

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