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lie

noun calumny, deceit, deception, distortion, false statement, falsehood, falsification, falsity, fiction, fraud, intentional distortion, intentional exaggeration, intentional misstatement, intentional untruth, invention, mendacity, mendacium, misrepresentation, misstatement, perversion, prevarication, untruth
Associated concepts: defamation, libel, perjury, polygraph test, slander

lie

(Be sustainable), verb be allowable, be appropriate, be available, be established, be evident, be fitting, be perrissible, be permitted, be possible, be proper, be suitable, be suited, be supportable, be warranted, exist, extend, stand

lie

(Falsify), verb be dishonest, be untruthful, bear false witness, belie, commit perjury, concoct, counterfeit, delude, deviate from the truth, dissimulate, fable, fabricate, falsify, fib, fool, forswear, invent, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, perjure oneself, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, repreeent falsely, swear falsely, tell a falsehood, tell an untruth
Associated concepts: false testimony, lie detector, perjury
See also: bear false witness, canard, deceive, deception, equivocate, evade, fabricate, fake, false pretense, falsehood, falsify, fiction, figment, hoax, invent, misguide, mislead, misrepresent, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, palter, perjure, posture, pretend, pretense, pretext, prevaricate, rest, story, subterfuge

TO LIE. That which is proper, is fit; as, an action on the case lies for an injury committed without force; corporeal hereditaments lie in livery, that is, they pass by livery; incorporeal hereditaments lie in grant, that is, pass by the force of the grant, and without any livery. Vide Lying in grant.

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From people who have a nagging feeling that someone is lying to them, to those who need to prove their innocence, the experienced professionals at UK Lie Detector Test are ready and willing to help.
There is no limit to their sickening lies, starting with the KabataE- lie -- in which it was claimed by Erdoy-an, who was prime minister then, that a politician from the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) headscarved daughter-in-law was violently attacked, along with her baby, by a group of around 100 mostly nude protesters wearing leather at the KabataE- ferry station in ystanbul, in early June of 2013, at the height of the Gezi Park protests.
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Verschuere said that the fact that participants who indicated lying often actually did lie more often in the dice test demonstrates that they were honest about their dishonesty.
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Mahon, who has written the definition of lying for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, says: "Certain conditions have to be in place for a statement to rise to the level of a lie.