But what was once a tale of betrayal has become one of inspiration and love.
They see Obama's decidedly centrist Cabinet as a betrayal of his beliefs and his base.
Her sister Patricia struggled with addiction, which likely fueled her betrayal.
Changing position was a betrayal, but no-one would go out from prison and say that he or she betrayed his friends.
In the end, though, the appeal of betrayal lit may come down to its surprising capacity to comfort and reassure.
Now when it was too late, Ben saw his outbreak as a betrayal of Reuben, a betrayal of trust.
He resents the betrayal of his own confidence savagely, even as he utters them.
It was plain to see that she was a victim of betrayal, being slowly won back to love of life by her husband and her child.
There was no greater crime than the "betrayal" of secrets to the uninitiated.
Did he feel any remorse when he was plotting the betrayal of Arnold in the garden at Windygates?
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.