Belied sentence example

belied
  • His voice had an edge that belied the smile on his lips.
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  • The deep set blue eyes held a smile that belied his solemn expression.
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  • That opportunity came when Basil died in 1533, leaving as successor a child only three years old, and the chances seemed all on the side of the nobles; but the result belied the current expectations, for the child came to be known in history as Ivan the Terrible, and died half a century later in the full enjoyment of unlimited autocratic power.
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  • In the earlier part of his reign he gave proofs of decision and vigour, which were belied by his subsequent conduct.
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  • The tick in his jaw belied how tightly his teeth were clamped.
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  • His expression was nothing if not amiable, yet there was a twinkle in his eyes that belied the surface calm.
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  • He was a man whose unassuming character belied his extraordinary erudition and unfailing kindness.
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  • Was ever an immolation so belied As these intolerably nameless names?
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  • She glanced up sharply, but his terse tone and sober expression were belied by the twinkle in those gray-green eyes.
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  • Its appearance of massive solidity was, belied by the facts.
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  • Carus seems to have belied the hopes entertained of him on his accession, and to have developed into a morose and suspicious tyrant.
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  • This impartial severity was a foretaste of Kuprili's rule, which was characterized throughout by a vigour which belied the expectations based upon his advanced years, and by a ruthlessness which in time grew to be almost blood-lust.
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  • Her big voice belied her young age and helped propel her first, self-titled album to number 57 on the Billboard Charts.
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  • Archer's good ol'boy demeanor belied a high level of intelligence, compassion and savvy.
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  • The motto Voer Moed, Belied, Trouw (For Valour, Devotion, Loyalty), appears on the arms of the cross.
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  • Peter was glad enough to get a man so famous for his talents and energy, but Patkul speedily belied his reputation.
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