Belied sentence example
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.
His expression was nothing if not amiable, yet there was a twinkle in his eyes that belied the surface calm.Advertisement
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?
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.
Archer's good ol'boy demeanor belied a high level of intelligence, compassion and savvy.Advertisement
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.
The motto Voer Moed, Belied, Trouw (For Valour, Devotion, Loyalty), appears on the arms of the cross.
Her big voice belied her young age and helped propel her first, self-titled album to number 57 on the Billboard Charts.Advertisement
Peter was glad enough to get a man so famous for his talents and energy, but Patkul speedily belied his reputation.