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belie
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The Return of the King
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  • ’I see that strange tales are woven about you,’ said Denethor, ’and once again it is shown that looks may belie the man — or the halfling.
  • ’All is well,’ she answered; yet it seemed to Merry that her voice belied her, and he would have thought that she had been weeping, if that could be believed of one so stern of face.

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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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