His voice had an edge that belied the smile on his lips.
The deep set blue eyes held a smile that belied his solemn expression.
The tick in his jaw belied how tightly his teeth were clamped.
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.
In the earlier part of his reign he gave proofs of decision and vigour, which were belied by his subsequent conduct.
She glanced up sharply, but his terse tone and sober expression were belied by the twinkle in those gray-green eyes.
of monarchy; nor did he regard Bonaparte's coup d'etat as revealing the weakness of republics, but rather as revealing the danger of standing armies; he did not look on the war of the coalitions against France as one of mere powers, but as one between forms of government; and though the immediate fruits of the Revolution belied his hopes, as they did those of ardent humanitarians the world over, he saw the broad trend of history, which vindicated his faith that a successful reformation of government in France would insure" a general reformation through Europe, and the resurrection to a new life of their people."Each of these statements could be reversed as regards Hamilton.
He was a man whose unassuming character belied his extraordinary erudition and unfailing kindness.
Was ever an immolation so belied As these intolerably nameless names?
The motto Voer Moed, Belied, Trouw (For Valour, Devotion, Loyalty), appears on the arms of the cross.
Peter was glad enough to get a man so famous for his talents and energy, but Patkul speedily belied his reputation.
at the ceremonial functions were placed wholly in the backgroundseemed to argue an intention of ruling personally under the advice of the court camarilla.- This I impression, due doubtless to the kings extreme youth and inexperience, was belied in.
His expression was nothing if not amiable, yet there was a twinkle in his eyes that belied the surface calm.
belied claims that food derived from biotech plants are not safe for human consumption.
belied when we seek for analogs of other tangible symbols of mass production.
Its appearance of massive solidity was, belied by the facts.
Carus seems to have belied the hopes entertained of him on his accession, and to have developed into a morose and suspicious tyrant.
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.
Her big voice belied her young age and helped propel her first, self-titled album to number 57 on the Billboard Charts.
Archer's good ol'boy demeanor belied a high level of intelligence, compassion and savvy.
belied by the facts.
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