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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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Coach Liar also was ordered to forfeit six weeks in salary, which we figure will cost him roughly $876,000.
So if your board is filled with creative, intelligent, persuasive, charismatic individuals, they're more likely to be good liars. Not because dominant and positive personality characteristics make people more prone to lying; it just suggests that when they do, they're skilled at it.
In the second stage of our analysis, we examined the results from the Chinese participants and found that the three predominant stereotypes of deceptive behavior were, in descending order: that liars increase hand gestures (62.1%); that liars tell longer stories (61.1%); and that liars shift their posture more (59.1%).
Ernie Fletcher is a Republican, an ordained Baptist minister, a bigot, and a liar. Does he think anyone is believing his double-talk?
Even before the secret tapes surfaced, there were any number of ways Nixon could have been proven a liar, and when the so-called "smoking-gun" tape of the June 23, 1972, conversation with Bob Haldeman surfaced, two of his deceptions were demolished: His claim that he had not been involved in covering up anything, and his argument that he had no involvement whatsoever in implicating the CIA in the Watergate matter.
(14) They reported that the microdebrider partially resected the tonsil and that suction cautery controlled bleeding in the tons(liar bed.
There's no significant reward for a liar who's believed or punishment for a judge who's duped.
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This article addresses the Florida Supreme Court's resolution of the issue of whether a party may refer to a witness as a "liar" during closing argument in a trial.
Pretty sure you can spot a liar? Most people think they can.