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There was no current, and no breath of wind to stir the water into betraying riffles.

If he had a secret, however, I do not feel justified in betraying it.

It's they that we shall have to reduce to impotence if they persist in betraying the country!

Barbara did not know what he meant but she had no intention of betraying that fact.

For no man cares to be laughed at for such feelings as Tremayne had been led into betraying.

"I had no thought of betraying you or of saving the Duke," she said.

But deeply though his rage was moved, it did not blind him to the folly of betraying it.

"I will fetch the money," said he, betraying his purpose by his alacrity.

Zounds, Hogan, do you mean that Joseph Ashburn was betraying me into this man's hands?

“If betraying his country is a fashionable virtue,” replied the valet.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., bitrayen "mislead, deceive, betray," from be- + obsolete Middle English tray, from Old French traine "betrayal, deception, deceit," from trair (Modern French trahir) "betray, deceive," from Latin tradere "hand over," from trans- "across" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Related: Betrayed; betraying.

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