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His relentless chipperness and nerdish fascination with intervals between train arrivals belie his success as a shrewd political negotiator.
The two have a loose, conversational style that belies the painstaking research that goes into each episode, and they’re particularly skilled at unpacking media perceptions of misunderstood women like Princess Diana, Anita Hill, and Tonya Harding.
Ad tech’s optimistic posturing against Google’s renewed war against user-level tracking belies an uncertain outlook.
The qualities she describes are how most people experience life, and the contradictory traits belie the fact that everyone falls somewhere on the spectrum of “confident” to “insecure,” of “overplanner” to “procrastinator.”
Bonnebault was squint-eyed and his physical appearance did not belie his depravity.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
The Transport Company thought much of him, only they said he was reckless, and he surely acted youthful to belie his looks.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Archer's horse did not belie the character he had given of him.
FRANK FAIRLEGHFRANK E. SMEDLEY
She laughed to belie her words, but the note of agitation was not to be concealed.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
Why, when I say I am not ashamed to be poor, does the blood rise in my cheeks to belie my words?
Fortune, however, is proverbially fickle, and she did not belie her character on this particular day.
HUDSON BAYR.M. BALLANTYNE

WORDS RELATED TO BELIE

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longanimitynoun | [long-guh-nim-i-tee, lawng- ]SEE DEFINITION
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