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BELI'E, be and lie. See Lie.

1. To give the lie to to show to be false to charge with falsehood as, the heart belies the tongue. It is rarely used of declarations but of appearances and facts which show that declarations, or certain appearances and pretences are false and hypocritical. Hence.
2. To counterfeit to mimic to feign resemblance.

With dust, with horse's hoofs, that beat the ground,

And martial brass, belie the thunder's sound.

3. To give a false representation.

Should I do so, I should belie my thoughts.

4. To tell lies concerning to calumniate by false reports.

Thou dost belie him, Percy.

5. To fill with lies.

Slander doth belie all corners of the world. Not legitimate

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Belie'. King James Dictionary.

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