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Word Example of - betray

    Example Sentences for betray

    You have us in your power, and you can betray us to the Danites, if you choose.

    Then he unlatched the window and left it, hoping that it would not blow open and betray him.

    Looking eagerly into a book did not betray one who could not read.

    "She can hardly be the same," said Paul, not wishing to betray the lady.

    It rather took my breath away, but I tried not to betray the fact.

    I knew that no human power and no fear could ever make him betray us.

    Any member who shall reveal or betray the secrets of this Order shall suffer the supreme penalty.

    They had come to betray the Cæsar and to place the destinies of Rome in her hands.

    Since no one else showed much concern, an elderly person without other cares had no need to betray alarm.

    Diana did not speak, or betray by any movement that she was awake.

Word Origin & History of - betray

    Word Origin & History

    betray late 13c., bitrayen "mislead, deceive, betray," from M.E. be- + O.Fr. traine "betrayal, deception, deceit," from trair (Mod.Fr. trahir) "betray, deceive," from L. tradere "hand over," from trans- "across" + dare "to give" (see date (1)).

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