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Betrayal

See also Treachery.
Judas Iscariot
apostle who betrays Jesus. [N.T.: Matthew 26:15]
Proteus
though engaged, steals his friend Valentine’s beloved, reveals his plot and effects his banishment. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Two Gentlemen of Verona]
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If you don't want to betray your husband then ignore his brother's flirting.
If you don't want to betray your husband, then ignore his brother's flirting.
But Jesus gives Judas bread from Jesus' own table, knowing that Judas will get up from that table and go out and betray him.
Anyone who lies to and betrays the people he or she loves will inevitably lie to and betray a public he or she does not not really know, he said.
If Big Government Republicans behave so irresponsibly and betray the people who elected them, while we blindly, slavishly continue backing them, we establish that there is no price to pay for violating conservative principles.
According to Badiou, there are three ways to betray the Event: disavowal, trying to follow old patterns as if nothing had happened; false imitation of the event of truth; and a direct "ontologization" of the event of truth, that is, its reduction to a new positive order of being.
Abernathy maintains that both Huck and the novel betray this evolving community when they land at the Phelps' farm.
In an interview with The Independent, the former editor of the Daily Mirror said that he would not betray any genuine confidences but that "lots of people have betrayed my confidences, and lots of people have treated me pretty badly over the years - and I have no compunction at all in settling those scores in terms of revelation".
But Neel's expressive handling and Vuillard's soft-focus intimacy betray a personal and even sentimental relationship to their subjects.
For the thieves in a heist film must not only outwit and overcome all the obstacles and defenses of the banks and cops, they must also withstand the temptation to betray and sell out their partners.
Humans constantly emit nonverbal communications, which sometimes accurately betray innermost thoughts more often than the spoken word.
Assad provoked international outrage last month during a visit to Syria by Pope John Paul II, when he said Israelis "tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad".