Usage examples for belie

  1. Nannie, in her white frocks and big sun hats, was a sweet little maiden whose soft brown eyes did not belie her disposition. – Those Dale Girls by Frank Weston Carruth
  2. Poor Dick is pining in his rooms at Oxford; and Nan- well, I am afraid her looks belie her; only you know appearances are sometimes deceitful. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  3. I am very credulous, but when I see that acts belie words I cease to believe. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  4. I shall not suffer long- no, no, I will live, I will be happy"- her face white to the lips, her streaming tears were not needed to belie the words! – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  5. Even as it is, even putting forth a flattered presentment, I am a little pained; and very glad it is a photograph and not myself that has to go; for in this case, if it please you, you can tell yourself it is my image- and if it displease you, you can lay the blame on the photographer; but in that, there were no help, and the poor author might belie his labours. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  6. Plainness and uncouthness in humans only too often belie noble mind or disposition. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  7. His earnestness makes him belie his own precept to keep the name and take away the thing. – Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli
  8. See mouldering stones and metals' rust Belie the vaunt, That man can bless one pile of dust With chime or chant. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  9. Your face and manners belie you. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  10. It was the letter from Monsignor Paterson, written on Saturday evening, which announced that Pierina would deny and belie the deposition he had made. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  11. She'll belie her name, though, if she doesn't pipe up some day, won't she? – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  12. In both condolence and congratulation men's faces often belie their hearts; thou who knowest thine own sheep, should'st be able to tell kindness from flattery. – Story of Orestes A Condensation of the Trilogy by Richard G. Moulton
  13. I have listened to the touching experiences of the Bearded Lady, whose rough cheeks belie her susceptible heart. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  14. A little princess had been born to her in the meantime, and her beauty did not belie the Frog's prediction. – Old-Time Stories by Charles Perrault
  15. Baesine, said Flipke, without wishing to belie you, I must tell you that a message was sent to us in the name of the baes. – Flemish Legends by Charles de Coster
  16. If veracity, on this point, is worth any thing, it is a pity that in both books there are so many points which, like the foregoing parenthesis, belie this profession. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. He was hand in glove with the Germans all the time, his face did not belie him; he looked the ugliest, stealthiest creature, shewing a covert rudeness towards all English- speaking people, that many of us remember now and understand. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  18. " Repute may belie a man. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  19. But if report did not belie them, they looked not too closely into a man's seamanship; but, if they found a likely fellow, regarded all as fish which came into their net. – Athelstane Ford by Allen Upward