break faith with


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See: betray
References in classic literature ?
Yet, Lucille, unless you break faith with me I make no complaint.
At length her senses began slowly to come back to her, and then, rather than break faith with the Prince of Persia by consenting to such a marriage, she determined to feign madness.
If necessary, she added, she had resolved to die sooner than permit herself to be forced into such a union, and break faith with a prince whom she loved.
The proprietor of a French theatre, recently arrived from Venice, was trying to induce the famous dancer whom Francis had engaged to break faith with him and accept a higher salary.
He knew that there was no calculated coquetry in her words; she was fighting her fate as he had fought his, and clinging desperately to her resolve that they should not break faith with the people who trusted them.
When people ask me why I keep going to the battlefields, I just say a line from Major John McCrae's famous poem, In Flanders Fields, and that's that 'If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep.
But keeping faith with climate alarmists will break faith with taxpayers and consumers.
With me you get the real deal, and I refuse to break faith with my audience.
If a general-fund budget shortfall appeared two or three years from now, would the city break faith with voters by asking libraries to absorb their share of the cuts?
Might we not wonder exactly what WW1 soldier poet John McCrae meant by: 'If ye break faith with us who die'?
Written in the voice of those who fell at Ypres, it declares, "Take up our quarrel with the foe / To you from failing hands we throw the torch / If ye break faith with us who die, we shall not sleep.
If for some reason we took a position now in the 21st century, when some of our adversaries may not be traditional state actors, that we would not do our utmost to bring our prisoners of war home, that would break faith with the American people and with the men and women who serve in uniform," she said.