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.
The research, however, belies the notion that stalking is just an extreme reaction in “normal” individuals.
However, an insidious form of segregation, happening within the educational system, belies this simplistic view.
Strangers, however, would think her a very terrible girl; she belies herself so.
It is when one or the other does not work correctly that one belies the other.
Kahle, "the goer," belies his name, for he loiters everywhere and always; yet I am not sorry.
"Amzi, the name of 'benevolent' belies your words," he said.
The experience of every past moment but belies the faith of each present.
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").