belie (v.) Old form(s): belye
fill with lies, deceive, delude
Cym III.iv.37[Pisanio to Innogen, of slander] whose breath ... doth belie / All corners of the world
Luc.1533[of Lucrece and a painting of Sinon] signs of truth in his plain face she spied / That she concludes the picture was belied
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