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perfidious

Albion Napoleon’s epithet for England, “perfide Albion.” [Fr. Hist.: Misc.]
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Astor was well aware of the perils to which ships were exposed on this coast from quarrels with the natives, and from perfidious attempts of the latter to surprise and capture them in unguarded moments.
King Richard was absent a prisoner, and in the power of the perfidious and cruel Duke of Austria.
His own character being light, profligate, and perfidious, John easily attached to his person and faction, not only all who had reason to dread the resentment of Richard for criminal proceedings during his absence, but also the numerous class of ``lawless resolutes,'' whom the crusades had turned back on their country, accomplished in the vices of the East, impoverished in substance, and hardened in character, and who placed their hopes of harvest in civil commotion.
I have nothing to save for your Majesty; you are only the victim of perfidious plots.
Madame," replied Bonacieux, "your august mistress is a perfidious Spaniard, and what the cardinal does is well done.
She had but two varieties of expression; the prevalent one a forbidding, dissatisfied scowl, varied sometimes by a most pernicious and perfidious smile.
Zephyrine was somewhat more distinguished in appearance and deportment than Pelagie and Suzette, but in character genuine Parisian coquette, perfidious, mercenary, and dry-hearted.
And then from hating "Hanson" he came to look upon himself with hate and loathing--to see himself and his perfidious act in all their contemptible hideousness.
This is the reason that perfidious girl so boldly took his part
Perhaps she wondered what star was destined for her habitation when she had run her little course below; perhaps speculated which of those glimmering spheres might be the natal orb of Mr Tappertit; perhaps marvelled how they could gaze down on that perfidious creature, man, and not sicken and turn green as chemists' lamps; perhaps thought of nothing in particular.
THE term perfidious Albion is often used to describe Britain's underhand, and sometimes treacherous dealings with other countries.
But in a strongly worded reaction, the Buhari Media Support Group described the letter as perfidious and opportunistic.