lying, prevarication, fabrication(noun)
the deliberate act of deviating from 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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The numerical value of lying in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of lying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of lying in a Sentence
It is being built, a wall that's lying on the ground in a very important section ... and we build a brand new 30-foot steel and concrete wall.
Plankton are much more than just food for the whales, although tiny, these organisms are a vital part of the Earth's life support system, providing half of the oxygen generated each year on Earth by photosynthesis and lying at the base of marine food chains on which all other ocean life depends.
Human life is often likened to a Rose Garden. It makes perfect sense to me. As we walk through the garden, we are always refreshed and rejuvenated by the breeze that carries amazingly capturing exquisite fragrance of beautiful flowers all around. Life seems so wonderful at that very moment. And on some occasions, a sight of dried plants, with dry petals lying around, plucked dead flowers and heaps of dead leaves all around sadden us a lot. A cold brutal breeze makes us shiver with the shocking dark reality check. Life can be so amazing and beautiful, and yet can be so cold and cruel sometimes....just like a Rose Garden.
I was hit in the left arm, in the left side of my chest, and twice on my left thigh, i fell to the ground. I must have been lying there for an hour before the army soldiers came in and moved me to the hospital. I tried to turn on my right side to prevent bleeding from my arm, but I couldn't move.
Michael Cohen's been lying all week, Michael Cohen's been lying for years.
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