Before the generosity of this self-betrayal I bowed my head.
The greater plays are studies of treachery and self-betrayal.
She knew how near to self-betrayal she had gone, but in her eagerness she was reckless of the danger.
Her self-betrayal his simple nature did not at once discern.
His comrades had bitterly upbraided him with his self-betrayal, that indeed threatened the safety of all.
This time there was not the slightest hint of self-betrayal from the other.
As you can imagine, the attempt to lure me into self-betrayal was completely fruitless.
It was wonderfully kept, but was once upon the verge of self-betrayal.
But now, what of the self-betrayal into which he had just surprised her?
But his excitement was by no means due solely to the fear of self-betrayal.
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.