If you engage in lying, you're fabricating, prevaricating, or speaking falsely. You are deliberately deviating from the truth.


of Lie, to tell a falsehood.

the deliberate act of deviating from the truth

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Lie

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Lie, to tell a falsehood.

p. pr. & vb. n.
of Lie, to be supported horizontally.


Ly"ing , p. pr. & vb. n. of Lie, to tell a falsehood.


Ly"ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of Lie, to be supported horizontally. Lying panel (Arch.), a panel in which the grain of the wood is horizontal. [R.] -- Lying to (Naut.), having the sails so disposed as to counteract each other.

of Lie, to tell a falsehood.

of Lie, to be supported horizontally.


Usage Examples

As we look forward to freedom, the shining city on the hill and the best days of America lying ahead, it is the men and women in uniform who protect, defend and make us proud to whom we should look and give thanks every night.

A degree of lying - you know, white lies - seems to be inherent in all languages and all forms of communication.

A dead cow or sheep lying in a pasture is recognized as carrion. The same sort of a carcass dressed and hung up in a butcher's stall passes as food.

At home in L.A., Sunday is lazy. It's the wife and me lying in bed with coffee, watching 'The Soup' or something funny on TiVo. The kid will occasionally join us. Eventually, breakfast is at a place down the street called Paty's. And we always have some kind of great dinner - my wife makes a great roast beef.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Few tragedies can be more extensive than the stunting of life, few injustices deeper than the denial of an opportunity to strive or even to hope, by a limit imposed from without, but falsely identified as lying within.

Advertising is legalized lying.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

After he was assassinated, his family and the men who had served him continued the lying and began the destruction, censoring and hiding of JFK's medical records.

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

I came into politics because I wished to change things. You can't do that by lying to people you have to educate, and persuade, and carry them with you - and it's often a long haul.

Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it's romantic.

I don't read 'chick lit,' fantasy or science fiction but I'll give any book a chance if it's lying there and I've got half an hour to kill.

I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time.

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.


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