The communiqué issued by the G-20 at the end of its intensive discussions in Cannes belies this grand promise.
And it belies the idea of the writer as a placeless member of the Society of the Imagination.
The story is simple and one that belies the intensity of the conflict.
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").