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Word: belie

Definition: contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.


Sentences Containing 'belie'

However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us.
For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heartwoes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction.

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::: studious - given to diligent study
::: fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
::: agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
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::: overthrow - topple; N.