(verb) to give a false impression of / (verb) to present an appearance not in agreement with / (verb) to show (something) to be false or wrong / (verb) to run counter to; contradict / (verb) disguise
That wage earners, without social position or higher education or wealth, are of inferior intellect is surely belied by the fact that two of the most splendid writers and speakers on the deepest subjects in American history are self-taught workmen.
We do not resist a new world into being; we resist in the name of an old world. The contemporary emphasis on resistance therefore belies a defensive stance towards the encroachments of expansionary capitalism.
Yet this is largely belied by his account of its actual trajectory.
Their continued activities belied government claims that all paramilitaries had laid down their arms following a government-sponsored demobilization programme that began in 2003
from Amnesty International’s 2010 Colombia report
The notion that computers demonstrate capitalism's creativity is finally belied by the computer's history.
I guess this belies the notion that there was this national bourgeoisie that was in any way inherently progressive, or was a natural partner of the working class.
on states like India and Turkey trying to enlist the bourgeoisie's support in rapid industrialisation and mostly failing (kinda like the Russian Revolution I guess)