belie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v belie represent falsely "This statement misrepresents my intentions"
    • v belie be in contradiction with
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Blueberry Jelly Belies were created especially for Ronald Regan.
    • Belie To fill with lies. "The breath of slander doth belie all corners of the world."
    • Belie To give a false representation or account of. "Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts."
    • Belie To mimic; to counterfeit.
    • Belie To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood. "Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues."
    • Belie To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander. "Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • belie To lie around; encompass; especially, to lie around, as an army; beleaguer.
    • belie To tell lies concerning; calumniate by false reports.
    • belie To give the lie to; show to be false; contradict.
    • belie To act unworthily of; fail to equal or come up to; disappoint: as, to belie one's hopes or expectations.
    • belie To give a false representation of; conceal the true character of.
    • belie To fill with lies.
    • belie To counterfeit; mimic; feign resemblance to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Belie be-lī′ to give the lie to: to speak falsely of: to present in a false character: to counterfeit: to be false to: falsify:
    • pr.p Belie bely′ing; pa.p. belīed′
    • v.t Belie be-lī′ (Shak.) to fill with lies
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bilien, bilien, AS. beleógan,; pref. be-, + leógan, to lie. See Lie (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. be, and Lie.

Usage

In literature:

We must see to it that what Thierry wrote of our fathers is not shamefully belied by their sons.
"The Crime Against Europe" by Roger Casement
I wish her no harm, however much appearances belie me.
"Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue" by Warren T. Ashton
His aspect wept, and mine (unless it belied me) copied his.
"The Princess Passes" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
If thy soul belie not thy noble form and features, thou wilt not withhold thine aid from a bereaved and sorrowing daughter.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 341, March, 1844, Vol. 55" by Various
If I loved her before I will love her now with whole service, not daring belie my knighthood.
"The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay" by Maurice Hewlett
The hard, indignant words belied the quivering gladness of the voice that greeted her in every tone with its relief and surrender.
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
The force of it belies the character of a Dandie, too hastily ascribed to the author.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Unless History belie herself, we know that such attempts are the surest means of securing what we want.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
Who told you that the order you admire here belies itself nowhere else?
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
The very finish of our wit belies our gaiety.
"Selections From the Works of John Ruskin" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

Yet never by faith's unreason
A saintlier soul was tried,
And never the harsh old lesson
A tenderer heart belied.
"The Minister’s Daughter" by John Greenleaf Whittier
There,
Strength comes already with the utterance!
I will remember once more for his sake
The sorrow: for he lives and is belied.
Could he be here, how he would speak for me!
"The Ring And The Book - Chapter VII - Pompilia" by Robert Browning
I did belie the soul-wide joys of earth,
And feelings deep as lights that dwell in seas.
Can heaven itself outlove such depths as these?
Live on! Life holds more than we dream of worth!
"Endless Resource" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
"Now, Christ from frenzy keep my son!"
The woeful Widow cried;
"Such murder foul thou ne'er hast done Some fiend thy soul belied!" " Nay, Mother! the Avenging One
Was witness when she died!
"The Slave Dealer" by Thomas Pringle
To give him, if they did not mind,
The Greasiest Morsels they could find—
His Later Years did not belie
The Promise of his Infancy.
In Public Life he always tried
To take a judgement Broad and Wide;
"Charles Augustus Fortescue, Who always Did what was Right, and so accumulated an Immense Fortune." by Hilaire Belloc
And Belle would wait on him with love-lit eyes,
While Harry's heart would heave with many love sighs.
At last, one night Belle said, "I hear you're going away."
Then Harry Lochton said, "'Tis true, Belie, and I must obey.
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The smiles belie an intense rivalry as Michael Stich (left) and Boris Becker win gold for Germany at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Andrew Breitbart, who died overnight at the age of only 43, had a wide circle of influence that belied the briefness of his time in the national spotlight.
But cold numbers belie the enthusiasm on the convention center floor.
Anderson has an energy and activity level that belie her age, to put it mildly.
Australia's deep economic ties to China belie attitudes and suspicions toward Beijing.
A modest home on Tuesday belies the murder-suicide and additional shooting at the former address of a former Lamar police officer, Landon Ison.
China's transitional show of unity belies mounting tide of activism.
Like no other, the field of acoustics is rife with myth , misinformation, and marketing tactics that belies the true science and legacy of the trade.
Oil prices belie the industry's story of continued abundance in oil supplies.
An Islamic cultural center near the site of the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center held its first exhibit Wednesday evening, the enthusiasm at the opening belying its troubled beginnings.
The humble tea leaves belie a bittersweet taste, delicate texture and unique aroma that give rise to a wide array of health benefits.
His description of under-thirty moviegoers as a group that has "heretofore shown no interest in musicals" is belied by the recent success of High School Musical (2006).
The huge trucks rumbling through New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.'s Roaring Spring plant carrying stone and concrete to area highway and bridge projects on Wednesday belied the present state of the nation's transportation system.
Teak and bronze finery belie the Panda 38's solid cruising capabilities.
The puppy-dog looks and playful demeanors of the pufferfishes belie a notorious reputation for nipping, territoriality, and aggression—are any of them peaceful enough for a community tank.
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In science:

Bely˘ ı, Galois extensions of a maximal cyclotomic field , Izv.
The length of closed geodesics on random Riemann Surfaces
For a long time, this theory conflicted with the general belie f that all stars pass through a completely convective phase during the PMS phase.
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
Calcul et rationalit´e de fonctions de Bely˘ı en genre 0.
On the Belyi degree(s) of a curve defined over a number field
Guerrero, Dikpati & de Gouveia Dal Pino Guerrero et al. also found that the h-quenching may lead to the formation of long-lived small structures of toroidal field which resemble the flux-tubes that are belie ved to exist at the base of the convection zone.
Cosmic Magnetic Fields: from Stars and Galaxies to the Primordial Universe
This is supported by the fact that the jet is quite symmetric in its structure, which belies the basic symmetry of the gas density gradients that bend the jet.
The Nuclear Outflow in NGC 2110
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