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Belie

Belie
1. To show to be false; to convict of, or charge with, falsehood. Their trembling hearts belie their boastful tongues. (Dryden)
2. To give a false representation or account of. Should i do so, i should belie my thoughts. (Shak)
3. To tell lie about; to calumniate; to slander. Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him. (Shak)
4. To mimic; to counterfeit.
5. To fill with lies. The breath of slander doth belie all corners of the world.
Origin: oe. Bilien, bilien, as. Beleogan; pref. Be- – leogan to lie. See lie.


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