belie

Part of speech: verb

To give the lie to; contradict; disappoint.

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Usage examples "belie":

  1. I hope it will belie its name." - "Janice Day", Helen Beecher Long.
  2. Kenelm said this very softly; and in the warmer light of his musing eyes, the sweeter play of his tranquil smile, there was an expression which did not belie his words. - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  3. Your peace of mind, your reputation, Ellen, are dearer to me than life itself; and such love as mine cannot be selfish-" " Henry, Henry, your very words belie you. - "Ellen Middleton--A Tale", Georgiana Fullerton.