Examples of perfidy in a Sentence
- A man who built his entire administration upon demanding unctuous loyalty from his allies now finds himself wounded by their shabby betrayal. You'd have to go back to one of Spain's humpbacked Hapsburgs to find court perfidy of the variety that is currently depleting the president's power. —Jack Hitt, Mother Jones, January & February 2006
- The petty Robespierres on the public stage appeal to "the real America" to rise up in fury against presidential perfidies; yet in poll after poll the real America keeps telling Washington that it has gone bonkers. —David L. Kirp, Nation, 8 Mar. 1999
- I lived there off and on for twenty years, through graduate studies, marriage, the end of marriage, the perfidies of middle age, all the while unaware of passion. —Susan Barron, New England Monthly, October 1989
They are guilty of perfidy.
he decided to forgive his wife's perfidy, choosing to ascribe it to a moment of uncharacteristic weakness
Recent Examples of perfidy from the Web
But Iranian hardliners have always opposed it and will argue, with some justice, that their warnings of American perfidy have been borne out.
All of these maneuvers and many more will likely be justified by various Republican apparatchiks, pointing to some Democratic perfidy from the time of Jim Wright, or Dan Rostenkowski, or possibly Bobby Baker.
Anybody who gets Barlow on the phone had better be prepared to talk or trade emails for hours about the nuclear black market, Pakistan's perfidy, his many travails and, now, the nuclear deal with Iran.
Getting to the bottom of Russia’s perfidy is a goal every American should support, just as possible abuse of the government’s surveillance powers ought to concern everyone, regardless of party or ideology.
Within minutes, pundits at Emirati and Saudi television stations were expounding on the perfidy of Qatar and issuing heated denunciations.
The speech was very long on the perfidy and neglect of the incumbent administration.
So close, in fact, that the crown princes convinced Kushner not just of Qatar’s perfidy but of the opportunity the blockade provided to further tilt American foreign policy toward the Saudis and away from Iran, according to the Trump adviser.
That means producers are willing to adapt the dumbest of movies (like this one, especially with a quarter-century remove) and, effectively, force talent on the level of composer Jason Robert Brown into profitable perfidy.
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: the act of betraying someone or something : the state of not being loyal
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