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Belie


BELI'E, verb transitive [be and lie. See Lie.]

1. To give the lie to; to show to be false; to charge with falsehood; as, the heart belies the tongue. It is rarely used of declarations; but of appearances and facts which show that declarations, or certain appearances and pretences are false and hypocritical. Hence.

2. To counterfeit; to mimic; to feign resemblance.

With dust, with horse's hoofs, that beat the ground, ]

And martial brass, belie the thunder's sound.

3. To give a false representation.

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts.

4. To tell lies concerning; to calumniate by false reports.

Thou dost belie him, Percy.

5. To fill with lies.

Slander doth belie all corners of the world. [Not legitimate]