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That is different," replied Monte Cristo; "but if you intend to tell an untruth, reflect it were better not to speak at all.
I think you must have had enough of them at Chiswick," said Amelia, rather wondering at the sudden tenderness on her friend's part; and indeed in later days Miss Sharp would never have committed herself so far as to advance opinions, the untruth of which would have been so easily detected.
No, she could not tell an untruth with those eyes," thought the mother, smiling at her agitation and happiness.
You and I get along together with it fine," she equivoeated; for in such matters she did not deem the untruth a wrong.
Sir, there is,' returned the old man with quiet emphasis, 'too much untruth among all denominations of men.
Begone from my presence, thou born monster, storehouse of lies, hoard of untruths, garner of knaveries, inventor of scandals, publisher of absurdities, enemy of the respect due to royal personages
Sarah Hill, who bequeathed 1 pound annually, to be divided at Easter, between two boys and two girls who "have never been undutiful to their parents; who have never been known to swear or to tell untruths, to steal, or to break windows.
UNTRUTH #1: Bill sponsors claim DOT forces airlines to hide taxes and fees.
Tells you all you need to know really, that it's nothing more than an inconvenient untruth based on no real evidence at all.
Furqan designated by Holy Quran in Surah Al Anfal signifies distinction between right and wrong, the truth and untruth, and also means the standard and criterion to judge between the truth and falsehood.
In a message, the Vice President said that celebrated throughout the country in a mood of festivity and gaiety, Diwali symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness, of truth over untruth.
Now this truth and untruth has passed around by word of mouth.