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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.

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They really wanted me to lie low and let them get on with running the country but I couldn't do that - I couldn't wake up every morning for the rest of my life knowing that I had been stitched up."
Comedy drama about four female fugitives who lie low by buying a run-down hotel in a remote Scottish village.
JUSTIN Hawkins could never lie low for long despite quitting The Darkness and having a breakdown.
'Whenever they had a disaster they could lie low. But SOE agents had to make a resounding bang and expect either to get away or be captured and killed.
In this installment of the SF trilogy, the six young people are flying down the East Coast, searching for their parents, when one of them is badly hurt in a clash with Erasers and they're forced to lie low while he recovers.
Consider this observation about people: "If your strategy is to lie low, do your job, follow instructions, and hope that nobody notices you, [a] nobody will ever notice you, and [b] you're actually increasing the chances of something bad happening." Want to know what happens to people in today's economy who aren't remarkable?
Nolan's parents think he should lie low, but he's in pursuit of a real spy ring, and can't hide from the reporters.
Nearly 12 years ago, Navratilova told The Advocate that she was asked to lie low so she wouldn't put off any potential sportsors.
Phrases of hesitancy that we too often hear from Democrats these days--"lie low," "reach out," "come together"--are trumpet calls for retreat.