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Noun
An intentionally false statement
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“He was a con artist and everything that he told you was a lie.”
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A false statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation
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“I am here to set the record straight about the lie that has spread recently about my character.”
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The property of being sanctimonious
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A cunning trick or dishonest act with the intent to deceive
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A place where a wild animal lives
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The action of evading something
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Situation or facts surrounding something
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An action in which one fencer forces the opponent's blade into the diagonally opposite line
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The relative alignment or direction of something
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To tell an untruth or falsehood
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“You always start fidgeting and slurring your words whenever you lie.”
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To be in, or to assume, a horizontal or resting position
“You'd best lie here on this bed until your wounds heal.”
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To rest or sleep while lying down
“I've always got plenty of work to do, and I'd rather be getting on with that or taking the dog for a walk than lie in bed asleep.”
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(of a place) To be situated in a specified position or direction
“Our destination would lie about twenty miles beyond the valley.”
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(of an object) To rest or be placed on a surface
“An ancient tome would lie on the altar.”
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(of something abstract) To reside or be found
“The reality would lie somewhere between the two extremes.”
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To remain hidden or unseen
“Just lie low and try not to draw any attention to yourself.”
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(of a deceased person) To be buried in a particular place
“He would lie among the remains of pontiffs from centuries past.”
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To make a false show or pretense of
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To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
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To engage in amorous relations
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To spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner
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To be positioned over or along a certain course or in a certain direction
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(rest on/upon) To be based on
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To stay in the same place or condition
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(of a material) To stretch or open out
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To roll oneself about in something dirty, for example in mud
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To lie half-hidden or in shelter
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To position or place something in a particular place or spot
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To talk extravagantly and imaginatively about
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To speak ambiguously, unclearly or doubtfully, especially with intent to deceive
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To move or proceed in a given course or direction
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