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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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First-hand accounts I lie all the time: Lying is good for you
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The opposite of truth is lies. In lies we present what we perceive not as they are but with some bias or distortion usually to our benefit or think it is to our benefit.
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Now read the following sentences: 1) Go and lie on your back.
And here lie the ghosts of your former loves, present-day dreams, and eternal disappointments.