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treason
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 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)
  • Moreover, this demolition of the Tuileries now, would be not only a brutal deed of violence, which would make a drunken vandal blush—it would be an act of treason.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (83% in)
  • He would remember that it was the color with which the hangman smeared "accursed" edifices; he would recall the Hôtel du Petit-Bourbon, all smeared thus, on account of the constable's treason.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (30% in)
  • I swear to you that 'twas Monsieur the Cardinal d'Angers and not I, who was guilty of treason."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (32% in)

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