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 Meanings and Examples of BETRAY
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
betray
 v.  be unfaithful; deliver to an enemy by treachery
 v.  unintentionally reveal
Classic Sentence: (193 in 13 pages)
1  She had tried to betray him into disloyalty to the South.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
2  And to that grim and close-knit community it was as if she had tried to betray the honor of them all.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
3  Mrs. Trenor, true to her word, had shown no signs of expecting Lily at the bridge-table, and had even hinted to the other card-players that they were to betray no surprise at her unwonted defection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
4  She had gone to the women at afternoon-coffees, to the merchants in their stores, with so many outpouring comments and whimsies that she hadn't given them a chance to betray their opinions of her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  She admired Erik's dance; he could never betray bad taste, as Cy did, and Dave.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
6  If unsatisfied by the philosophy of his companion, the Indian was far too dignified to betray his unbelief.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
7  On the other hand, Heyward began to throw sundry inducements in the way of the French general, to betray the discoveries he had made through the intercepted letter.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
8  Of them all, the straggler who brought up the rear appeared alone to betray his real thoughts, without fear of observation or dread of consequences.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
9  Nay, that foot has no fellow in the wilderness; it will betray her.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
10  The least injudicious or impatient movement on the part of David might betray them, and time was absolutely necessary to insure the safety of the scout.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
11  But Hawkeye was too much accustomed to the war song and the enlistments of the natives, to betray any interest in the passing scene.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
12  She also is dressed with great neatness, and her white, delicate hands betray very little acquaintance with servile toil.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
13  But he felt strong in God to meet death, rather than betray the helpless.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  "He is a large slave-owner, I believe," said Madame de Thoux, with a manner which seemed to betray more interest than she was exactly willing to show.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
15  The girl made a sort of non-committal attempt to see, but the boy did not betray that he was aware of it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
2  Fake friends never betray in front of you.
3  He promised never to betray the organization.
4  The two spies betray their country by selling military secrets to the enemy.
5  It gratified all the vicious vanity that was in him; and so, instead of winning him, it only "set him up" the more and made him the more diligent to avoid betraying that he knew she was about.
6  Nothing Jason did could mitigate Medea's anger; she refused to forgive him for betraying her.
7  The wretch used to requite his benefactors by betraying them.
8  As far as he was concerned there was no question of betraying his own comrades.
9  For years they had been betraying state secrets to Russia.
10  He betrayed all his friends on his own account.
11  The rogue blew upon the scheme and so betrayed his partner to the police.
12  She was determined to avenge herself on the man who had betrayed her.
13  The rogue blew on the scheme and so betrayed his partner to the police.
14  He betrayed his party and country.
15  The reform candidate kept to denounce the corrupt city officers for having betrayed the public's trust.