EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAYING DOWN
"Meaning that I lie," said the archer, laying down his knife.
Are you in the habit of laying down the law to everyone who will permit it?
"Scarcely a theory," he remarked, laying down his paper for a moment.
And laying down the magazine, he takes up her hand and presses it to his lips.
Then Gervaise understood that he fancied he was on a roof, laying down sheets of zinc.
I've been laying down the law to Val, Belle; we must not be present at the funeral.
Miss Lucy, laying down her knitting, took it from him with eager fingers.
At last he spoke, laying down his pipe, and sitting back at his ease.
Noll asked, turning to the skipper, and laying down his glass.
"This will be a pill," said Mr. Carden, laying down the paper.