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.
"Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum," May said.
And in a warning to campaigners calling for a second referendum, she said it would "break faith with the British people" and do "irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics".
Fox's intervention came as Theresa May prepared to warn MPs not to "break faith with the British people" by holding a second EU referendum.
"Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum," May will tell lawmakers, according to extracts of her statement released in advance.
would "break faith with the British people", Theresa May will warn MPs.
So it's disappointing that, at the last minute, with no discussion, he has chosen to break faith with the cross-party agreement to tackle a crisis which, in his own words, "leads to 1,500 premature deaths in the West Midlands each year".