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treason
used in Henry VIII

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)
  • Sir, My lord the Duke of Buckingham, and Earl Of Hereford, Stafford, and Northampton, I Arrest thee of high treason, in the name Of our most sovereign king.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (89% in)
  • Sir, I am thankful to you; and I'll go along By your prescription; but this top-proud fellow, Whom from the flow of gall I name not, but From sincere motions, by intelligence, And proofs as clear as founts in July when We see each grain of gravel, I do know To be corrupt and treasonous.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (72% in)
  • Say not "treasonous."
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (73% in)
  • Now this follows,— Which, as I take it, is a kind of puppy To the old dam, treason,—Charles the Emperor, Under pretence to see the Queen his aunt,— For 'twas indeed his colour, but he came To whisper Wolsey,—here makes visitation.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — London. An ante-chamber in the palace (80% in)
  • Let be call'd before us That gentleman of Buckingham's; in person I'll hear his confessions justify; And point by point the treasons of his master He shall again relate.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — The same. The council-chamber (5% in)
  • And so his peers, upon this evidence, Have found him guilty of high treason.
    2.1 — Act 2 Scene 1 — Westminster. A street (18% in)

There are no more uses of "treason" in Henry VIII.

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