verb (used with object) Archaic.
- beyle, marie henri
Origin of bewray
Examples from the Web for bewray
O what an evaporation wherewith to bewray the masks or mufflers of young mangy queans.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
Well served eleven day by day, To folly the twelfth did me bewray.Poems by the Way|William Morris
Heu quam difficile est crimen non prodere vultu; How hard is it not to bewray a mans fault by his forhead.
Smollett and Carlyle then walked home through secluded streets, and were silent, lest their speech should bewray them for Scots.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang
Oft she turned her eyes on Gunnlaug, thereby proving the saw, "Eyes will bewray if maid love man."
Word Origin for bewray
"to reveal, expose," c.1300, from be- + wray. "Probably more or less of a conscious archaism since the 17th c." [OED] Related: Bewrayed; bewraying.