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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'That's not a true statement, let's straighten our record, we're not going to let lies continue,' said Hamre in his message before introducing Yasay.
If we refuse to let lies and rumors fly unharassed, the Republican "propaganda mill" will be less likely to continue churning them out.
It showed how hard it is for the Establishment to hold their hands up - and how justified and magnificent the families have been in refusing to let lies prevail.