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used in Paradise Lost

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an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
  • ...and thy hapless crew involved In this perfidious fraud,
    Book 5 (97% in)
perfidious = not trustworthy (prone to intentional betrayal)
  • ...inflamed sea he stood, and called His legions—Angel Forms, who lay entranced Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In Vallombrosa, where th' Etrurian shades High over-arched embower; or scattered sedge Afloat, when with fierce winds Orion armed Hath vexed the Red-Sea coast, whose waves o'erthrew Busiris and his Memphian chivalry, While with perfidious hatred they pursued The sojourners of Goshen, who beheld From the safe shore their floating carcases And broken chariot-wheels.
    Book 1 (39% in)

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