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 Meanings and Examples of TREACHEROUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
treacherous
 a.  dangerous; dangerously unstable and unpredictable; disloyal; tending to betray
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  Scarlett had a sudden treacherous desire to cry out, "But you've been happy, and you and Mother aren't alike," but she repressed it, fearing that he would box her ears for her impertinence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  She looked furtively around her, as the treacherous, blasphemous thoughts rushed through her mind, fearful that someone might find them written clearly upon her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  She had not bargained on this--this treacherous warm tide of feeling that made her want to run her hands through his hair, to feel his lips upon her mouth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
4  It makes these people seem so beastly and treacherous, when I've been perfectly natural with them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  It was not a scorching, hard, dusty day like the treacherous intruder of a week before, but soaked with languor, softened with a milky light.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
6  A moment ago the night had been coldly empty; now it was incalculable, hot, treacherous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  Delight is to him whose strong arms yet support him, when the ship of this base treacherous world has gone down beneath him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
8  More than all, his treacherous retreats struck more of dismay than perhaps aught else.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
9  They were designed for winter wear, when treacherous drafts came down chimneys and insidious currents of deadly cold found their way through key-holes.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
10  Madame Ratignolle hoped that Robert would exercise extreme caution in dealing with the Mexicans, who, she considered, were a treacherous people, unscrupulous and revengeful.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
11  Past endless blocks of two-story shanties he walked, along wooden sidewalks and unpaved pathways treacherous with deep slush holes.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 18
12  Throwing his leg over the saddle, he dismounted, with a determination to advance and seize his treacherous companion, trusting the result to his own manhood.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
13  But Hawkeye, whose duty led him foremost in the adventure, knew the character of those with whom he was about to contend too well to trust the treacherous quiet.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
14  I pretended not to be interested in what they said, and treated them as if I did not understand them; for I feared they might be treacherous.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
15  There lies in sight an island well known in fame, Tenedos, rich of store while the realm of Priam endured, now but a bay and roadstead treacherous to ships.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
Example Sentence:
1  The crew of the Southern Supporter, an Australian customs vessel, has finally arrived here in Cape Town harbor after an epic three-week chase through the treacherous southern ocean, dodging icebergs and high seas to arrest the crew of a ship caught poaching rare Patagonian tooth fish.
2  I might have escaped notice, had not my treacherous slate somehow happened to slip from my hand, and falling with an obtrusive crash, directly drawn every eye upon me.
3  The crew of the Southern Supporter has finally arrived here in Cape Town harbor after an epic three-week chase through the treacherous southern ocean.
4  They felt cowardly and treacherous to the last degree when Potter said: "You've been mighty good to me, boys -- better'n anybody else in this town."."
5  The current of the river is fast flowing and treacherous.
6  Snow and ice have left many roads treacherous, and motorists are warned to drive slowly.
7  Yet school, which should have been a refuge, is also treacherous terrain for Matilda; its headmistress, is formidable, a fierce tyrannical monster who frightened the life out of pupils.