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 Meanings and Examples of BELIE
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 v.  contradict; give a false impression
Classic Sentence:
1  However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. Chowder.
2  Therein you belie the natur of an Indian.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
3  He spoke roughly in order to belie his air of gentility for his entry had been followed by a pause of talk.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
4  After many skirmishes and snubbings, the ambitious pair were considered effectually quenched and went about with forlorn faces, which were rather belied by explosions of laughter when the two got together.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
5  The promise of a smooth career, which my first calm introduction to Thornfield Hall seemed to pledge, was not belied on a longer acquaintance with the place and its inmates.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  An hour later when the conversation began to lag, Gerald, with a guile that belied the wide innocence of his bright blue eyes, proposed a game.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  Yet this demure affectation of extreme penitence was whimsically belied by a ludicrous meaning which lurked in his huge features, and seemed to pronounce his fear and repentance alike hypocritical.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
Example Sentence:
1  His coarse, hard-bitten exterior does belie his inner sensitivity.
2  Her pleasant manner belied her true character.
3  His cruelty belied his kind words.
4  His cheerful manner belied his real feelings.
5  Jack had a bluff and hearty manner that belied his actual sensitivity; he never let people know how thin-skinned he really was.
6  Selena's seraphic appearance belied her nasty, bitter personality.