Belied
Belie Be*lie", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Belied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Belying}.] [OE. bilien, bili?en, AS. bele['o]gan; pref. be- + le['o]gan to lie. See {Lie}, n.] 1. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood. [1913 Webster]

Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a false representation or account of. [1913 Webster]

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander. [1913 Webster]

Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To mimic; to counterfeit. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. To fill with lies. [Obs.] ``The breath of slander doth belie all corners of the world.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • belie — /bəˈlaɪ / (say buh luy), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) (belied, belying) 1. to misrepresent: her face belied her thoughts. 2. to show to be false: his trembling belied his calm words. 3. to prove false to; fail to justify: to belie one s faith. 4. to …   Australian English dictionary

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