The broad sweep of The Sleepwalkers seems at first to belie its central thesis.
Those questions are what belie the real problem with effort.
This obviously contributes to under-reporting and may belie the campus' safety records.
Iott says his antics are “purely historical” and belie neither interest nor belief in the tenets of National Socialism.
This incident of his infancy was accepted as an augury of his maturity, and he did not belie it.
Archer's horse did not belie the character he had given of him.
The means of your deliverance are certain, provided your courage does not belie your appearance.'
She laughed to belie her words, but the note of agitation was not to be concealed.
As though to belie any idea of safety, a voice suddenly came from Thomson upstairs: 'Gadsby,' he shouted, 'come up!
This assertion seems to belie Pitt's reputation for truthfulness.
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").