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Benedict Arnold


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  • n. A traitor.


From Benedict Arnold, famous for betraying the United States during the Revolutionary War. (Wiktionary)


  • The Democratic nominee, John Kerry, adopted a protectionist stance, campaigning against what he called Benedict Arnold companies and C.E.O.s that sent American jobs abroad.

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  • Although the name of Benedict Arnold today is synonymous with “traitor,” in May 1775 he was still a patriot, and much would transpire to his honor before his disgrace.

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  • The name Benedict Arnold, today, is regarded as the equivalent of a traitor.


  • SYLVESTER: This week, a House amendment by Congresswoman Rosa Delaura tried to prohibit these companies, dubbed Benedict Arnold's, from receiving government contracts from two other federal department, Treasury and Transportation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 17, 2004

  • But it is mostly a political document and obviously I find it fascinating that the first thing out of the box on tax policy was a tax break for who John Kerry characterizes as the Benedict Arnold of the corporate world.

    CNN Transcript Mar 26, 2004

  • Kerry gives them a lot of one-liners to work with, railing against tax cuts and "Benedict Arnold" CEOs.

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  • By being a member of the Masons who promote their own over more successful persons, such as Benedict Arnold, who defected to the British after being overlooked for promotion.

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  • Noting that the city had a 40% tax delinquency, the head of an organization of Chicago school principals charged "Forty percent citizenship is no less dangerous and perilous to the government of America today than it was in the days of Benedict Arnold."

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  • Like all others, this depiction is based on a nineteenth-century engraving that appears to be an alteration of an earlier portrait of Benedict Arnold in his Continental Army uniform.

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  • Now dressed in a cadet uniform, my friend went to the front of the Navy section and, in the tradition of Benedict Arnold, led cheers for the midshipmen.

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