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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LIES

"The beauty that lies within has ever a mysterious power," answered Plato.

On a rock, amid the roaring water, Lies Cassiopea's gentle daughter.

It lies behind that tall monument; I cannot see it for the blossoming boughs.

Let me tell you then, proceeded she, that all lies in a small compass, as your father said.

Shall we pause now and turn our back upon the road that lies ahead?

This apparent inconsistency, however, lies only on the surface.

She lies athwart the lands, and her shadow is over the seas.

Alas for my poor sword which lies at the bottom of the Garonne!

But a small portion of the Cumberland lies above a plane of 2,000 feet.

He lies prone on the floor, staring at me with dead, sightless eyes.

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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