belie belie  /bɪ ˈlaɪ/


  1. (v) be in contradiction with
  2. (v) represent falsely



  • The loopholes in the story the belied the claims of innonence of the thief.


  1. Tallinn: The Former Soviet City That Gave Birth To Skype

    The Estonian capital is dotted with medieval towers and Soviet architecture that belie its status as one of the world's most technologically advanced cities. Residents use a smart card to ride the bus, and mail packages and pay for parking with their phones.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Privacy In Retreat, A Timeline

    Viewed out of context, recent Washington revelations paint a disturbing portrait of the vast amount of electronic data the nation's spy agencies are collecting. But the blockbuster news stories belie a simple truth: Personal privacy rights have been under sustained assault since well before the...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  3. Managing Editor

    When Golden Eagle Regional Park opened in the late spring of 2008, City of Sparks officials belie... When Golden Eagle Regional Park opened in the late spring of 2008, City of Sparks officials belie...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Daily Sparks Tribune


  1. "The statute inflicts immediate, continuing and real injuries that outrun and belie any legitimate justification that may be claimed for it," Luckert wrote. "Moral disapproval of a group cannot be a legitimate state interest."
    on Oct 21, 2005 By: Marla Luckert Source: FOXNews

  2. Security Minister Paul Goggins said in the dossier: "Although they make up only a small proportion of the overall prison population, women's imprisonment has an enormous impact, particularly on children and families. Indeed, the small numbers belie...
    on Jan 13, 2010 By: Paul Goggins Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. The arrests "belie the Burmese regime's claim that it seeks a genuine and peaceful transition to democracy, and demonstrate that it is not fulfilling the expectations of the UN Security Council as expressed in the October 11 UN Security Council...
    on Dec 22, 2007 By: Sean McCormack Source: AFP

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