He said so repeatedly; other things he said too, which marked the turn of his feelings and gave the lie to
No part of his form was to be discovered through his overdress, but a face that was illuminated by a pair of black eyes that gave the lie to
every demure feature in his countenance.
The surreal scenario gave the lie to
the notion that police officers' advocacy of details reflects a concern for public safety.
In the process, the NBPTS gave the lie to
the professionally crippling belief that excellence in teaching is idiosyncratic and impossible to identify.
What he witnessed there at Vernooykill Creek gave the lie to
Anti-assembly campaigners last night claimed the Northern Way report gave the lie to
claims about an elected assembly's powers over transport.
However,I recently had an experience which greatly restored my faith in my favourite city and certainly gave the lie to
the myth of complete self-centredness.
In a chapter that recounts the obstacles to women getting the right to vote and then exercising it, she says that the divergence of men's and women's votes in 1952, the year she came of age politically, gave the lie to
the "miserable pre-war stereotype of women following their husbands or fathers, sheep-like, into the polling booth"
But perhaps the episode gave the lie to
more serious problems.
If an individual with whom we had to deal on a daily basis was guilty of saying one thing while behaving in a way that gave the lie to
the rhetoric in this way, that person would be dismissed as irrelevant.
But Wednesday's `Fifteen To One' quiz on Channel 4 gave the lie to
that theory as it was won by Dave Gregory, an owner with Milton Keynes trainer Debbie Large of sprinter Commis Chef fame.
It gave the lie to
pro-hunt attempts to pretend the animal being hunted enjoyed the chase and, if caught, the kill was quick and clean.
Both progenitor (as artist and as curator) and coequal, or even, like a lot of parents, sly competitor (in that she subtly tossed her hat into the same marketplace with her kids), Simmons also gave the lie to
the sexism often associated with the Oedipal tale by slanting her show noticeably toward both female artists and female imagery.
And even though Garafola's translation of the Petipa diaries gave the lie to
the cliche (coined by the PBS two-part documentary on Balanchine) that Petipa wrote "all my work is reduced to ashes" in his diary on the day Balanchine was born, such half-truths do not die so easily.
Moreover, the apparent fragmentation is also a strength: the Black women, Greenham Common and Miner's Wives movement radicalised these discrete groups and the Campaign Against Pornography during the eighties gave the lie to
the common presupposition of feminist decline in that decade.