They've allowed corrupt politicians and judges to betray the voters, rewarding them for their betrayal.
And the given names—how they betray the limbo state of immigrants between their old culture and their new homeland.
He knew Richardson, his fellow Bay Stater, was a man of rectitude who would never, ever betray his trust with Cox.
“A public official,” he added, “who accepts bribesis tantamount to a traitor” because they betray the trust of the public.
The Islamic republic would not cheat and would not betray the vote of the people.
You have us in your power, and you can betray us to the Danites, if you choose.
His answer gave me a little start, but I did not betray myself.
Looking eagerly into a book did not betray one who could not read.
Nay, that foot has no fellow in the wilderness; it will betray her.
It rather took my breath away, but I tried not to betray the fact.
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.