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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of belie.


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  • The title belies the multifaceted appeal of Badu's voice, and the urban mysticism in her lyrics.

    (Emmylou Harris)

  • The title belies the contents of Chipmunk's follow-up to his debut album: it's not so much a case of transition as stasis, with the young rapper apparently struggling to move beyond the formulaic aspirational blather and paranoid complaints about haters and gold-diggers.

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  • We do not call these operations night raids because they are not arbitrary actions and the term belies our sensitivity to the Afghan people and their customs.

    Jonathan Horowitz: Former Bagram Detainee Describes "Completely Wild" Arrest, Interrogation By US Troops

  • SCO) as justification for using the term belies the reality of how India and Indians are viewed in China.

    AlwaysOn Feed

  • Of course the "improv" in their name belies the coordination involved: The No Pants Subway Ride is global, with planned, pantless counterparts in 47 cities world-wide, even ones without subways.

    Riding Footloose and Pants-Free

  • First published in those "Mad Men" days when women were often consigned to cleaning the house and arranging their husbands 'business dinners, this book's strident title belies both its usefulness and its popularity.

    Three books about food

  • But the appellation belies the site's much greater religious significance.

    10 Gorgeous Pilgrimage Sites You Need to See

  • New York, N. Y.Waco Won't Go AwayWaco may be a battle cry for the NRA and for terrorists, but glorifying the name belies the realities of the ill-fated "compound" ( "A Fire That Won't Die," News of the Week, Sept. 20).

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  • Enter Daisuke Obana, 37, a Japanese designer whose passable fluency in English belies his mastery of the American clothing idiom.

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  • Resorting to name calling belies the weakness of your position and makes you appear a little foolish.

    Wired Campus


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