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treachery
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
  • A horrible punishment was come upon her for the sin of allowing a moment's happiness that was treachery to Lucy, to Philip, to her own better soul.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (60% in)
  • I call it base treachery; I call it taking advantage of circumstances to win what's too good for you,—what you'd never get by fair means."
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (69% in)
  • And when they got home that night, she kissed Lucy with a free heart, almost exulting in this scorching moment, which had delivered her from the possibility of another word or look that would have the stamp of treachery toward that gentle, unsuspicious sister.
    6.10 -- Book 6 Chapter 10 -- The Spell Seems Broken (75% in)
  • I have tried to think it again and again; but I see, if we judged in that way, there would be a warrant for all treachery and cruelty; we should justify breaking the most sacred ties that can ever be formed on earth.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (51% in)
  • Maggie had frequent tidings through her mother, or aunt Glegg, or Dr. Kenn, of Lucy's gradual progress toward recovery, and her thoughts tended continually toward her uncle Deane's house; she hungered for an interview with Lucy, if it were only for five minutes, to utter a word of penitence, to be assured by Lucy's own eyes and lips that she did not believe in the willing treachery of those whom she had loved and trusted.
    7.4 -- Book 7 Chapter 4 -- Maggie and Lucy (62% in)

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