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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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Police are keeping open all options but believe that there's a strong possibility that Karim could be lying low in Coventry.
Instead of lying low, he's rude and confrontational towards all and sundry, so Marty takes desperate measures to prevent his friend taking the drugs.
Olympian bargains: Utah's resorts are contending with a potential double whammy to their business this winter: fallout from a nationwide tourism depression as travelers react to terrorist threats by lying low, as well as the widespread perception that the Olympics will foster zoolike conditions throughout the season.
The landlord, 65, has been lying low since he was freed on police bail six days ago but has vowed to clear his name.
She said intelligence services are struggling to monitor 2000 fanatics believed to be lying low throughout the UK.
WITH Independent Counsel Ken Starr still chasing shadows in Washington and Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti lying low, there is only one person in town with the gumption to investigate the Belmont Learning Center scandals.
IRELAND'S newest Lotto millionaire is lying low after scooping EUR2.
The redhead, lying low since her band Garbage split in September, helped induct Blondie at the 21st annual ceremony.
FORGET lying low - as soon as Lindsay Lohan touched down in Blighty she was on a mission to party with her posh buddies.
It had been thought that bin Laden was lying low in a mountain retreat about 100 miles from the city of Kandahar - power base of his Taliban allies.
Gang members in Pacoima have been lying low in the past two weeks, but the lull in gang violence may be deceiving, said Tompkins, a four-year CRASH veteran who speaks with a slight Boston accent and knows many of the local gang members by face or moniker, if not always by given name.