EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WHITE LIE

She could not bring herself to speak a lie to him, not even a white lie!

So he invented a white lie, and 88 nobody questioned it because of his uniform.

If the white lie ceases in married life, the couple drifts apart.

This was a white lie, but he considered it admissible in his friend's behalf.

"I beg pardon, Captain," he said, to which he added a white lie.

He forgave her for what he was pleased to call, in his mind, the white lie of her comfort.

A white lie today, tomorrow a blacker one, each leading to another.

The Jesuits, say their opponents, teach that at times a "white lie" is permissible.

She felt that Maud's curiosity was such that it justified a white lie.

What is the harm of such a white lie as that would have been?

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