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[ bih-lahyz ]


  1. 3rd person singular present indicative of belie ( def ).

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The result is an industry whose products and working conditions belie the industry rhetoric about changing the world for the better.

From Axios

Her optimistic assessment is belied, however, by recent reports of investors and multinational companies decamping for Singapore, and of wealthy individuals moving gold out of Hong Kong.

From Fortune

This ability comes so naturally to us it belies the complexity of the brain’s data-crunching processes under the hood.

That message, though, belies a major influx of institutional support as Boerner Horvath’s colleagues and the Democratic Party have bolstered her campaign with tens of thousands of dollars in donations.

Carolina’s consistent predilection for offensive rebounding and 2-pointers also belie a sport-wide trend away from both those strategies.

The story is simple and one that belies the intensity of the conflict.

And it belies the idea of the writer as a placeless member of the Society of the Imagination.

However, an insidious form of segregation, happening within the educational system, belies this simplistic view.

Plus, the melodrama belies the heavy moralizing that guides each Madea film.

But the message belies the squalid reality of Sri Lanka under his rule.

A more intimate acquaintance with their manner belies this reputation.

Meaning that although a person takes plenty of food and nourishment, his appearance belies it.

But science says that no man is really dead who still retains his consciousness, by which statement science belies its name.

But there are many whom a suspicion of the dilettante in such an exterior belies, and Narcissus was one of them.

The man whose outer life belies the inner is an enforced suicide.


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