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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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For example, a state involved in bargaining with another state which did not lie about its position during bargaining would be at best naive and at worst negligent.
For example, an adolescent might lie about some serious event in his own life if he has recently discovered his mother is cheating on his father.
They may lie about New Year resolutions, exaggerating how well they are doing on diets and how many Christmas presents they got - all of which adds up to an average 217 porkies.
Women revealed that they lie about a multitude of things, including their opinions, relationships, accomplishments, and income.