But such talk is belied by other accounts of the situation in the city.
But his words felt forced and were belied his 2004 vote to oppose marking Martin Luther King Jr.
With a soft smile and a shrug that belied by his steely eyes, he replied, “Start another.”
He belied his stated remorse as it became clear his primary regret was that he had landed himself behind bars.
There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.
How could either of you know me when I misunderstood and belied myself!
“Peace, youngster,” he said, with a threatening look which belied his words.
His pale blue eyes, thin lips and alabaster skin gave him a delicate look—one belied by his record.
Her eyes—her magnificent eyes, had not belied her noble heart.
It is enough to say that he was celebrated, and therefore he was belied.
Old English beleogan "to deceive by lies," from be- + lie (v.1) "to lie, tell lies." Current sense of "to contradict as a lie" is first recorded 1640s. The other verb lie once also had a formation like this, from Old English belicgan, which meant "to encompass, beleaguer," and in Middle English was a euphemism for "to have sex with" (i.e. "to lie with carnally").