verb (used with object)
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Sometimes he betrayed both sides to stay faithful to himself.The dramatic — and embellished — life of Graham Greene|Michael Mewshaw|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
Three days after Thanksgiving, filmmaker Laura Poitras received a blandly chipper text signaling the end of her time with the media organization she co-founded and which she now says has betrayed its mission.
In other words, it is not your body betraying you to the point that it’s denying you your ability to do what you desperately need, and not responding to efforts to fix the problem, and with no end in sight.Carolyn Hax: A parent pooh-poohs a non-parent’s sleep-deprivation|Carolyn Hax|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
It is not clear whether this trait is part of his normal genetic heritage or whether it betrays awareness of being special.
A Capitol officer who was present during the attack said the rank-and-file of the department feel demoralized and betrayed by leadership.Several Capitol police officers suspended, more than a dozen under investigation over actions related to rally, riot|Aaron Davis, Rebecca Tan, Beth Reinhard|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
A young novelist dies, the American military is betrayed and James Patterson is profiled.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I had to file for bankruptsy [sic]…To have been betrayed by someone in the Christian Community.Ponzi-Scheming Pastor Fleeced His Flock Out of Millions|Brandy Zadrozny|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
KABUL, Afghanistan — The girls of Afghanistan have been betrayed.The West Made Lots of Promises to Afghan Girls, Now It’s Breaking Them|Heather Barr|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her sunny, dimpled smile was betrayed by her hunched, buckled posture.
He called me every single day for a year, but I was so hurt and so betrayed.
Wordsworth, until he began the Ecclesiastical Sonnets, was betrayed by his "penchant for paradox."
I betrayed him, and now I am treated as if I had committed the worst of crimes.The Honor of the Name|Emile Gaboriau
Contemporary critics have also betrayed a certain concern for some aspects of Lowell's criticism.Modern American Prose Selections|Various
Again I had betrayed irritation; again the lions saw it, 281 understood it, and remembered.The Maids of Paradise|Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
His glance, long and greedy, betrayed how envious of me he was.The Seven-Branched Candlestick|Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel