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Every day we tell many small untruths, lies uttered by mutual consent that keep societal interactions civil.
Looking back, Lowery says, “The on-the-record statements they provided that evening were absolutely untrue and the only reason I was able to keep those untruths out of The Washington Post was because I was there,” says Lowery.
Yet if there is a measure of untruth in such pretty flatteries, one needs to be superhuman in order to condemn them harshly.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
On the other hand it seems to be thought that there are people who are specially fitted to be the victims of untruth.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
An untruth is passed over carelessly and the child allowed to cover up its sins without realizing their sinfulness.
And little better in results than telling an untruth is putting the child off till some future time.
You may say so without any risk of telling an untruth; for, on the word of a hunter, I never had such a tough job.
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
The thing showed in its hopeless untruth all the clearer for the fine, clean emotion with which she gave it out to me.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
Such an assertion is simply a bold affirmation of an untruth, which, when we examine it seriously, falls of itself to the ground.
MY RELIGIONLEO TOLSTOY
"You have been told an untruth," replied Napoleon impatiently, evidently displeased with Betsy.

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