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Treachery meaning

treachery - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; treasonable or perfidious conduct; perfidy; treason.
  2. 2. Faithlessness; betrayal.

treachery - examples of usage

  1. Very well; she would submit, as her mother and her aunt and most women, perhaps, had submitted; and yet she knew that every second of such submission to his strength was a second of treachery to him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She could not blame him for loving Katharine, but that, when he loved another, he should ask her to marry him- that seemed to her the cruellest treachery. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Had the manner of her coming to Jamestown been otherwise, with no treachery and no compulsion which hurt her pride, Pocahontas would have much enjoyed her stay and a closer view of the ways of the English. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
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