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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIE

They are no longer afraid to lie down as they may have been for a week.

Who ob all dis congregation is gwine next to lie ded-e-de-dah?

The charm of the place does not lie so much in detail as in broad effects.

But is there no gate because we find none on the edge of the wood where it seemed to lie?

It's noways likely that I'd take the trouble to make up a lie about that weed.

"Meaning that I lie," said the archer, laying down his knife.

"Lie low, mes enfants," cried Aylward, motioning with his left hand.

What real worth might lie under this sunny surface the future must determine.

She shrank, as many a woman has shrunk before, from confronting him with his lie.

You can lie on the ground there and lose sight of the earth altogether.

WORD ORIGIN

"speak falsely, tell an untruth," late 12c., from Old English legan, ligan, earlier leogan "deceive, belie, betray" (class II strong verb; past tense leag, past participle logen), from Proto-Germanic *leugan (cf. Old Norse ljuga, Danish lyve, Old Frisian liaga, Old Saxon and Old High German liogan, German lügen, Gothic liugan), from PIE root *leugh- "to tell a lie."

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