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It appeared to him that he could almost recognize the trace of his own steps upon the road, and that of his first upon the doors of the hostelries; -- his memory, always active and present, brought back that youth which neither thirty years later his great heart nor his wrist of steel would have belied.
Vernon that her sisterly cautions have been bestowed in vain, and to persuade Reginald that she has scandalously belied me.
She seemed for an instant to wish to shrink back inside the house again; and then, seeing how useless all concealment must be, she came forward, with a very white face and frightened eyes which belied the smile upon her lips.
Then she put upon her the white frock that Tess had worn at the club-walking, the airy fulness of which, supplementing her enlarged COIFFURE, imparted to her developing figure an amplitude which belied her age, and might cause her to be estimated as a woman when she was not much more than a child.
I am afraid I have somewhat belied half the dear old lady's prophecy.
He made this last remark in a mournful voice, but there was a gleam in his eye which belied its melancholy.
At first he had thought his foes might be of the tribe of Torquas, but their hairy bodies belied that belief.
And would you not like to be the one person who believed in that man's innocence, if the rest of the world belied him?
It was typical of the man that he should be wholly indifferent to his surroundings, although his looks entirely belied any assumption that he was of particularly heroic strain.
His garmenture was that of the ordinary Malay boatman, but there was that in his mien and his attitude toward his companions which belied his lowly habiliments.
muttered Cornelius, "she has then belied me, when she said this flower was stolen from her.
But her twitching lips belied her words, and the next moment the man was more uncomfortable than ever, being made so by her laughter.