- 1Expose (one’s country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy: a double agent who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the GermansMore example sentences
- After all, they were betraying the organization that he had long worked to make greater.
- I suppose often I fall over my own drawn line, but I have to give some help or I would be betraying another ethic… that of being a teacher.
- Control Room gives insight into the concept of journalistic integrity and how each side may see the other betraying that ethic.
- 1.1Treacherously reveal (secrets or information): many of those employed by diplomats betrayed secrets and sold classified documentsMore example sentences
- However, sources close to him say they believe the government alleged that he was betraying details of planned NATO airstrikes to the opposition leadership.
- I trusted Aunt Demeter to look out for my safety, but she betrayed every detail of my running away.
- Artie promises not to betray certain details only to show us both the promise and betrayal together.
- 1.2Be disloyal to: his friends were shocked when he betrayed themMore example sentences
- And if someone is disloyal, if someone betrays a trust, in Texas, they're right down there with child molesters and ax murderers.
- As she said, ‘I felt shocked, angry, betrayed and violated’.
- Beat your child; and the worst part of the hurt are the feelings of love betrayed, or trust shocked.
- 2Unintentionally reveal; be evidence of: she drew a deep breath that betrayed her indignationMore example sentences
- Neyl wriggled out of the window and held on tightly with both hands, his face betraying his shock.
- Michael's hand fell, his face betrayed the shock he felt.
- Katherine's face betrayed utter shock, then utter amusement.
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- As a father himself he finds such disloyalty and betrayal completely unacceptable.
- The cocaine trade being so lucrative, it encouraged disloyalty and betrayal.
- Betrayal, when stemming from childhood, results in an expectation that betrayals will occur again and again, so a person is constantly anticipating them.
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- Therefore, women who do not identify as lesbians, especially women who sometimes have relationships with other women, are branded as traitors, turncoats and betrayers of the greater sisterhood.
- So now, as Robin points out, us anti-war, would-be dissenters, deserters and betrayers are to be offered a wide-ranging smorgasbord of humanitarian pledges to get us back on the New Labour bus.
- But once the Turks go in, you can rely on a large movement of the New-Old Iraqi Army up there to fight the Nato-linked, EU-corrupted apostate betrayers of the capital of the Caliphs.