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belie
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Henry IV, Part 1
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as in: his smile belied his treachery Define
to give a false impression; or be in contradiction with
  • Thou dost belie him,

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  • His gruff demeanor belies a soft heart.
  • But it is the fault of our rhetoric that we cannot strongly state one fact without seeming to belie some other.
    Emerson, Ralph Waldo  --  Essays, First Series

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  • Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him; He never did encounter with Glendower: I tell thee, He durst as well have met the Devil alone As Owen Glendower for an enemy.

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as in: his smile belied his treachery Define
to give a false impression; or be in contradiction with
as in: the loss belied our confidence Define
to show something to be false or unfounded
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