verb (used with object), be·lied, be·ly·ing.
- belgrano, manuel,
- believe it or not
Origin of belie
Examples from the Web for belies
The story is simple and one that belies the intensity of the conflict.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
The communiqué issued by the G-20 at the end of its intensive discussions in Cannes belies this grand promise.
At 6-foot-5, and a lanky frame, he has a calm demeanor that belies the tremendous pressure he is under.Jackson's 'Last Man Standing', Dr. Conrad Murray: 'Don't Scapegoat Me'|Gerald Posner|August 19, 2009|DAILY BEAST
I have not told of anything that interferes with or belies my love for you.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
Mulgrave affects ease and spirit, but his Essay on Satire belies the supposition that Dryden had any share in it.
History, which is the school of experience, belies the theory, whatever current science may say.A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
She accustoms her face to a simper, which every separate feature in it belies.
He belies his appearance for he is a distinguished professor of the University of Buenos Aires.Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile|Henry Stephens
verb -lies, -lying or -lied (tr)
Word Origin for belie
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").