The younger man began to ring false by failing to appreciate it.
This is one of the very few scenes in Turgenev that ring false, that belong to fiction-mongers rather than to fiction-masters.
With much reluctance, this was done, though the words with which the request was received might well be thought to ring false.
Our emotion should strike chords so strong and true that no minor dissonances of varying temperaments can make them ring false.
The words and phrases that had passed current on the street seemed to ring false here.