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treachery
used in War and Peace

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the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
  • The alliance with Prussia, Austria's treachery, Bonaparte's new triumph, tomorrow's levee and parade, and the audience with the Emperor Francis occupied his thoughts.
    Book Two — 1805 (51% in)
  • "It may be treachery," said Prince Andrew, vividly imagining the gray overcoats, wounds, the smoke of gunpowder, the sounds of firing, and the glory that awaited him.
    Book Two — 1805 (57% in)
  • "It's not treachery nor rascality nor stupidity: it is just as at Ulm.... it is....
    Book Two — 1805 (57% in)
  • These reasons were the treachery of the Austrians, a defective commissariat, the treachery of the Pole Przebyszewski and of the Frenchman Langeron, Kutuzov's incapacity, and (it was whispered) the youth and inexperience of the sovereign, who had trusted worthless and insignificant people.
    Book Four — 1806 (20% in)
  • These reasons were the treachery of the Austrians, a defective commissariat, the treachery of the Pole Przebyszewski and of the Frenchman Langeron, Kutuzov's incapacity, and (it was whispered) the youth and inexperience of the sovereign, who had trusted worthless and insignificant people.
    Book Four — 1806 (20% in)
  • The conversation was about Speranski—the news of whose sudden exile and alleged treachery had just reached Moscow.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (94% in)
  • Millions of men perpetrated against one another such innumerable crimes, frauds, treacheries, thefts, forgeries, issues of false money, burglaries, incendiarisms, and murders as in whole centuries are not recorded in the annals of all the law courts of the world, but which those who committed them did not at the time regard as being crimes.
    Book Nine — 1812 (0% in)
  • The Tsarevich hinted at treachery and demanded a general engagement.
    Book Ten — 1812 (3% in)
  • The aim of war is murder; the methods of war are spying, treachery, and their encouragement, the ruin of a country's inhabitants, robbing them or stealing to provision the army, and fraud and falsehood termed military craft.
    Book Ten — 1812 (68% in)
  • Your excellency, they say they have got ready, according to your orders, to go against the French, and they shouted something about treachery.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (60% in)

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