TREACHERY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of TREACHERY
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treachery
 n.  violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence; willful betrayal of fidelity, confidence, or trust; perfidy
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  Other people might call his utterances treachery but, to Scarlett, they always rang with common sense and truth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
2  And Carreen was too stunned by grief and her hurt at Ashley's treachery to interfere.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
3  He laughed, too, throwing back his head as though he enjoyed laughter, thinking her mirth came from the friendly treachery of the men who had given Melly's secret away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
4  A chill of fear passed over Miss Bart: a sense of remembered treachery that was like the gleam of a knife in the dusk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
5  But her dismay at Mrs. Westlake's treachery had risen to active dread.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  They felt it might be a being partially benighted in the vale of ignorance, but it could not be one who would willingly devote his rich natural gifts to the purposes of wanton treachery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
7  As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
8  The youth's eyes had instantly turned in the direction indicated by the awakened and agitated lieutenant, and he had seen the haze of treachery disclosing a body of soldiers of the enemy.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
9  They did not know which was more shocking--the treachery of the animals who had leagued themselves with Snowball, or the cruel retribution they had just witnessed.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
10  But for me it seems a ghastly treachery to the unborn creature.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
11  For the next eight or ten months, Oliver was the victim of a systematic course of treachery and deception.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
12  That he had, from his birth, displayed no better qualities than treachery, ingratitude, and malice.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
13  She could not endure the idea of treachery or levity, or anything akin to ill usage between him and his friend.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
14  And yet it would be the blackest treachery to Holmes to draw back now from the part which he had intrusted to me.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
15  No doubt they want his professional services, but, having used him, they may be inclined to punish him for what they will regard as his treachery.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
Example Sentence:
1  On the castle battlements, an apparition materialized and spoke to Hamlet, warning him of his uncle's treachery.
2  And for a play about murder, treachery, betrayal, death, violence, and justice, this is not a bad location to summon those ancient spirits.
3  He was eventually brought to book for his treachery.
4  Trick and treachery are the practice if fools,that have not wit enough to be honest.
5  When Mr Meshal sided with his Qatari financiers, who backed Syria's Islamist rebels after the uprising in 2011, Mr Assad and his men fumed at the treachery.