verb (used with object), be·lied, be·ly·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM beliebe·li·er, nounun·be·lied, adjective
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To think it isn’t real belies the very process of evolution that led primates to gather together in groups.Many who have received the coronavirus vaccine wonder: What can I safely do?|Laurie McGinley, Lenny Bernstein|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Such an explanation only belies the amount of tools and stories on offer to help the player achieve these goals.‘Hitman 3’ is the grandest stage for your own stories, even as it tries to end its own|Gene Park|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Its delightfully simple multiplayer mayhem was a welcome reprieve during our pandemic summer, and the fact that players often need to cooperate to secure individual victory belies a deeper message than its cartoonish stylings might suggest.
But his words felt forced and were belied his 2004 vote to oppose marking Martin Luther King Jr.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Robbie knew early on that he was different, and that his body belied the male identity he felt inside.
There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.
Furthermore, the simplicity of his clothes belied their technical virtuosity, their status.When Fashion Met Art: Andy Warhol & Halston’s Decades-Long Friendship|Raquel Laneri|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With a soft smile and a shrug that belied by his steely eyes, he replied, “Start another.”Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prince Boris stammered something, but the cruel light of triumph in his eyes belied his words.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
According to Louise de Chaulieu, he certainly belied his name.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
"It is as I would wish," said he, but his livid face and staring eyes belied the valour of his words.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
And she never took her eyes off Mr. Meadows, but belied her assumed firmness by quivering like an aspen leaf.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
But his eyes, dark and fiery, belied his speech and encouraged her to endeavour to penetrate the guard of his indifferent manner.The Rake's Progress|Marjorie Bowen