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treachery
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

8 uses
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Definition
the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
  • I said I looked upon it as a sacrilegious profanation to reward treachery, perhaps crime.
    Chapters 25-26 (94% in)
  • "I perfectly well remember Perugia, sir, and the Hotel des Postes, and the festival of which you speak," said Madame de Villefort, "but in vain do I tax my memory, of whose treachery I am ashamed, for I really do not recall to mind that I ever had the pleasure of seeing you before."
    Chapters 51-52 (54% in)
  • "Wretch!" exclaimed Haidee, her eyes flashing with rage; "he sold my father to the Turks, and the fortune he boasts of was the price of his treachery!
    Chapters 53-54 (59% in)
  • Our family, although still rich (for my father's income amounts to half a million), has experienced many misfortunes, and I myself was, at the age of five years, taken away by the treachery of my tutor, so that for fifteen years I have not seen the author of my existence.
    Chapters 55-56 (50% in)
  • Having aroused the enmity of the Sultan, he was proscribed and put to death by treachery in 1822, at the age of eighty.
    Chapters 77-78 (10% in)
  • It is not Fernand Mondego's treachery towards Ali Pasha which induces me so readily to excuse you, but the treachery of the fisherman Fernand towards you, and the almost unheard-of miseries which were its consequences; and I say, and proclaim it publicly, that you were justified in revenging yourself on my father, and I, his son, thank you for not using greater severity."
    Chapters 89-90 (92% in)
  • It is not Fernand Mondego's treachery towards Ali Pasha which induces me so readily to excuse you, but the treachery of the fisherman Fernand towards you, and the almost unheard-of miseries which were its consequences; and I say, and proclaim it publicly, that you were justified in revenging yourself on my father, and I, his son, thank you for not using greater severity."
    Chapters 89-90 (93% in)
  • This money was for her; I destined it for her, and, knowing the treachery of the sea I buried our treasure in the little garden of the house my father lived in at Marseilles, on the Allees de Meillan.
    Chapters 91-92 (37% in)

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