betrayer

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n betrayer a person who says one thing and does another
    • n betrayer one who reveals confidential information in return for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Betrayer One who, or that which, betrays.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n betrayer One who betrays; a traitor; a seducer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Betrayer a traitor, the seducer of a trustful girl
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Quotations

  • Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe
    “Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius%20Syrus
    “To take refuge with an inferior is to betray one's self.”
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph%20Conrad
    “They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience.”
  • Edward M. Forster
    Edward%20M.%20Forster
    “If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”
  • Harold Philby
    Harold Philby
    “To betray you must first belong.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pfx. be-, and O. Fr. traïr (Fr. trahir)—L. tradĕre, to deliver up.

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Fleming betrayed the common thought by remarking that it would be very becoming to him.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
Had he betrayed Aslitta?
"The Son of Monte-Cristo, Volume I (of 2)" by Alexandre Dumas père
Not a sound betrayed that their burglarious entry had alarmed any one.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
But I will not let it stay there, lest it might betray me.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Would not his denial of her strange suit be a base betrayal?
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
It presented a blank wall to the street, broken only by a low and narrow door with a wicket, betraying nothing.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
But after this open threat the fear that he would betray them would never lift until he was where he could no longer tell tales.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Of course Seward had not lost his principles, nor betrayed his trust.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
I was unable to tell the truth lest I should betray the plot of Boris Stuermer and General Kouropatkine.
"The Minister of Evil" by William Le Queux
I am betrayed to him!
"Debts of Honor" by Maurus Jókai
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In poetry:

They’ll take no tidal drift, nor lie
And rot like souls of mud,
For sullen lip and flashing eye
Betray the rebel blood.
"Rebel Hearts" by John Le Gay Brereton
Once only with a grieving look
The goddess she betrayed,
Like Psyche when the lamp to her
Love's sleeping form displayed.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
A keen, insistent hint of dawn
Fell from the mountain height;
A wan, uncertain gleam betrayed
The faltering of the night.
"Before Dawn" by Maurice Thompson
Oh ! do not stain with guiltless blood
Thy hospitable hearth;
Nor triumph that thy wiles betray'd
A prize so little worth.
"The Mouse's Petition" by Anna Laetitia Aikin Barbauld
"With treason, villainy, and wrong,
My goodness he repay'd;
With jealous doubts he fill'd my lord,
And me to woe betray'd;
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
Never nature cherished woman:
She throughout the sexes' war
Serves as temptress and betrayer,
Favouring man, the muscular.
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith

In news:

In 2011, he used that bipartisan support to fend off two challengers , but many Democrats felt betrayed when they lost many prime committee appointments, and Straus stood by as the House lurched to the right on abortion and redistricting.
Distance is a main motivating factor when it comes to committing the ultimate marital betrayal.
Every modern teller of scary stories owes a debt to Edgar Allen Poe, the master of intricate tales of blood and betrayal that continue to resonate with contemporary audiences.
They are also a victory against time, disease and even the cruelest betrayals of the body.
Power, politics and betrayal overshadow their doomed and legendary affair.
Ignore a few unfortunate dabbles in psychedelia and disco — their sound has never really betrayed its bluesy essence.
Congo army debacle at Goma raises specter of betrayal.
To call the deficit retrenchment a betrayal of the governing party's fiscal- conservative wing would be an exaggeration - but only just.
To call the deficit retrenchment a betrayal of the governing party's fiscal- conservative wing would be an exaggeration — but only just.
When 23-year-old Tejana superstar Selena was shot to death by the president of her fan club in 1995, it seemed like a story tailor made for the tabloids, complete with sex, glamour, betrayal, and murder.
Some South Valley students hoping to work in the veterinary field say they feel betrayed.
Notable deaths in news 2012-N to Z. Shanghai sizzles with lust, betrayal.
Today's Gospel reading from Matthew speaks of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas .
David Petraeus betrayed his wife.
The personal betrayal is compounded in the betrayal of his country by jollying in the.
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In science:

Only the simplicity of two of the five functions ν, λ, ρ, p, q betrays where was the starting point.
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
This disk is highly inclined to the rotational axis and betrays its existence every half rotation cycle as one of two opposing sectors pass in front of the star.
The magnetic Bp star 36 Lyncis, II. A spectroscopic analysis of its co-rotating disk
Large radio luminosities indicate the presence of a supermassive black hole, while deep near-IR observations betray large stellar masses, making HzRGs amongst the most massive known baryonic systems in the distant Universe (e.g.
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
The construction in the counter-example betrays the same confusion which underlies the erroneous interpretation of d .
On the Foundations of Quantum Key Distribution - Reply to Renner and Beyond
The degree of isolation of those degrees of freedom will depend on the leakage of information - from the cell to its environment – that would betray the positions of the particles involved.
Comment on Book Review of `Quantum Evolution' (Johnjoe McFadden) by Mathew J. Donald
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