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betrayal

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbetrayalbe‧tray‧al /bɪˈtreɪəl/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BETRAYwhen you betray your country, friends, or someone who trusts youbetrayal of 🔊 a ruthless betrayal of their election pledges 🔊 She felt a great sense of betrayal.
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betrayalSome politicians are calling the President's policy a betrayal of American principles.To escape this bitter betrayal, she decides to fake her own death and disappear.She hated Nora for the double betrayal and swore that she would never forgive her.Theirs is a consummately selfish act, no less than a low-life betrayal of civilization.One of the men laughed, a nervous betrayal of his obvious lust.Their initial awkwardness fades away as the pair re-visit the site of previous betrayals and adventures.The Labour leader, John Smith, described the Budget speech as a ruthless betrayal of election pledges.Was it a disastrous marriage or the betrayal of a good girl?sense of betrayalPresident Johnson expressed a sense of betrayal as a result of the riots.Mr Fraser says many businesspeople feel a sense of betrayal at the Government's loss of nerve over the euro.A sense of betrayal lay deep in both Hugh and Margaret; it was an important part of who they were.In Much Ado the shift to verse expresses the bitterness and sense of betrayal felt by Claudio at Hero's supposed infidelity.The jealousy and sense of betrayal were so all-consuming that he had found himself unable to move.The young, intelligent people feel a great sense of betrayal, even those who at first believed in all this.Lowell felt a niggling sense of betrayal.So how deep is this sense of betrayal?
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