Examples of treachery in a Sentence
a tale of treachery and revenge
was furious that she revealed his secret and never forgave her for the treachery
Recent Examples of treachery from the Web
The HBO series combines a high dose of treachery with the luxurious homes of an aspirational real estate show.
For Jones, the treachery comes in the form of fluoridated water and chemtrails.
Here is a family saga unlike any other, a cascade of blood and splendor, treachery and brilliance, insanity and depravity, and battles fought with a continent at stake.
Johnson learned of this treachery through eavesdropping conducted by U.S. intelligence agencies.
And then there’s Ramsay, who attained new levels of treachery, killing first his father, then his stepmother and infant half-brother.
Neither woman experiences love without resentment, loyalty without treachery, pride without envy.
But there were also secrets, lies, and treachery beneath those glittering appearances.
The most doctrinaire of Americanized sports fans might call it treachery.
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Origin and Etymology of treachery
Middle English trecherie, from Anglo-French, from trecher, tricher to deceive, from Vulgar Latin *triccare — more at 1trick
First Known Use: 13th century
TREACHERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of treachery for English Language Learners
: harmful things that are done usually secretly to a friend, your own country, etc.
: an act of harming someone who trusts you
TREACHERY Defined for Kids
Definition of treachery for Students
1 : the behavior of a person who betrays trust or faith a tale of treachery and revenge
2 : an act or instance of betraying trust or faith She was hurt by her friend's treacheries.
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