There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.
Spike, she of the punk-rocker hair that belied a gentle personality, eventually opted to keep the baby (Emma).
But such talk is belied by other accounts of the situation in the city.
But his words felt forced and were belied his 2004 vote to oppose marking Martin Luther King Jr.
With a soft smile and a shrug that belied by his steely eyes, he replied, “Start another.”
How could either of you know me when I misunderstood and belied myself!
Four years of new experience have not belied our historic instinct.
His pale blue eyes, thin lips and alabaster skin gave him a delicate look—one belied by his record.
He had a feeling of security that was belied by all his experience with men.
It is enough to say that he was celebrated, and therefore he was belied.
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").