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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Belie  \Be*lie"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Belied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Belying}.]  [OE.  bilien  bili?en,  AS  bele['o]gan;  pref.  be- 
  +  le['o]gan  to  lie.  See  {Lie},  n.] 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  fill  with  lies.  [Obs.]  ``The  breath  of  slander  doth 
  belie  all  corners  of  the  world.''  --Shak. 




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