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treason
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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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)
  • Treason grows but for kind man.
    Book 2 — Revelation (52% in)
  • The old couple next door seem to share her dread: they always forget and say "Léopoldville," then cover their mouths with their hands as if they've let slip a treason.
    Book 5 — Exodus (49% in)
  • The charges are in the general nature of treason, which is to say anti-Mobutism, and the most likely sentence will be life imprisonment, though there are other possibilities.
    Book 5 — Exodus (71% in)
  • She may lose her job because of familial association with treason.
    Book 5 — Exodus (72% in)

There are no more uses of "treason" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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