Iott says his antics are “purely historical” and belie neither interest nor belief in the tenets of National Socialism.
This obviously contributes to under-reporting and may belie the campus' safety records.
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 incident of his infancy was accepted as an augury of his maturity, and he did not belie it.
He is himself incapable of a miracle; it would be to belie himself.
The means of your deliverance are certain, provided your courage does not belie your appearance.'
He does not belie his looks, for he possesses these qualifications in a high degree.
As though to belie any idea of safety, a voice suddenly came from Thomson upstairs: 'Gadsby,' he shouted, 'come up!
Archer's horse did not belie the character he had given of him.
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").