- 1871, Catullus, The Poems and Fragments of Catullus:
- So he'll quickly devour the way, if only He's no booby; for all a snowy maiden Chide imperious, and her hands around him Both in jealousy clasp'd, refuse departure. 10 She, if only report the truth bely not, Doats, as hardly within her own possession. 3.
- 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility:
- This woman of whom he writes--whoever she be--or any one, in short, but your own dear self, mama, and Edward, may have been so barbarous to bely me.