Definitions for lying
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lying, prevarication, fabricationnoun
the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
the participle of lie, whether it signifies to be recumbent, or to speak falsely, or otherwise.
They will have me whipt for speaking true, thou wilt have me whipt for lying, and sometimes I am whipt for holding my peace. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Many tears and temptations befal me by the lying in wait of the Jews. Acts xx. 19.
A lie is an assertion that is believed to be false, typically used with the purpose of deceiving or misleading someone. The practice of communicating lies is called lying. A person who communicates a lie may be termed a liar. Lies can be interpreted as deliberately false statements or misleading statements. Lies may also serve a variety of instrumental, interpersonal, or psychological functions for the individuals who use them. Generally, the term "lie" carries a negative connotation, and depending on the context a person who communicates a lie may be subject to social, legal, religious, or criminal sanctions; for instance, perjury, or the act of lying under oath, can result in criminal and civil charges being pressed against the perjurer. Although people in many cultures believe that deception can be detected by observing nonverbal behaviors (e.g. not making eye contact, fidgeting, stuttering) research indicates that people overestimate both the significance of such cues and their ability to make accurate judgements about deception. More generally, people's ability to make true judgments is affected by biases towards accepting incoming information and interpreting feelings as evidence of truth. People do not always check incoming assertions against their memory.
Lying refers to the act of deliberately deceiving or giving false information with the intention to mislead someone else. It involves making false statements or presenting information in a deceptive manner in order to hide or manipulate the truth.
of Lie, to tell a falsehood
of Lie, to be supported horizontally
Lying is a 2006 American independent experimental film starring Chloë Sevigny and Jena Malone, Leelee Sobieski, as well as Henry Gummer. It was directed by video artist M. Blash. It premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival Directors Fortnight and had a limited US release in 2008, with a DVD release following in May 2009. The film was given a small theatrical re-release in September 2009. While the film follows a fairly loose, ambiguous narrative, it focuses on a group of acquaintances who spend the weekend together at a remote country house; the situation becomes complex throughout the days, though, as one of the women turns out to be a pathological liar.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lī′ing, adj. addicted to telling lies.—n. the habit of telling lies.—adv. Ly′ingly.
lī′ing, adj. being in a horizontal position.—n. Ly′ing-in, the confinement of women during child-bearing—also adj.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The situation of a whale when favourable for sticking--the "lie" usually occurs after feeding.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To be actually stationed or quartered in a given place. In-lying and out-lying pickets. See Picket.
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Rank popularity for the word 'lying' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2237
The numerical value of lying in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of lying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I’m like the idiots who always used to come up to me—and I knew they were lying…. They’d say, ‘Yeah, well, geez I can’t stay up late enough to watch your show,’ and I’d think, you’re lying, you’re just lying. But I’m like that guy now. I can’t stay up late enough to watch TV. I like to be in bed right around 10. Anything that happens after 10, I’m not there.
Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
I guess Marco's team has told him, 'Well, if anyone brings up your actual record, the fact that over and over and over again you've supported amnesty, just yell liar. Just scream, you're lying, you're lying, you're lying,'.
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