Also, believe one’s eyes. Trust one’s own hearing or sight, as in We couldn’t believe our ears when we heard that Gene was accepted at Stanford, or I couldn’t believe my own eyes when the movie stars walked in. This expression of incredulity is nearly always stated negatively, as in the examples. [ Early 1600s ]
- Believe you me!
believe you me!
- Belize city
Formerly British Honduras. a parliamentary democracy in N Central America: a former British crown colony; gained independence 1981. 8867 sq. mi. (22,966 sq. km). Capital: Belmopan. Also called Belize City. a seaport in and the main city of Belize. a river flowing NE through Belize to the Gulf of Honduras. 180 miles (290 km) long. […]
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- Bell bronze
noun an alloy of copper and tin that contains a high proportion (at least 20 per cent) of tin: used for bell founding