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lie

noun calumny, deceit, deception, distortion, false statement, falsehood, falsification, falsity, fiction, fraud, intentional distortion, intentional exaggeration, intentional misstatement, intentional untruth, invention, mendacity, mendacium, misrepresentation, misstatement, perversion, prevarication, untruth
Associated concepts: defamation, libel, perjury, polygraph test, slander

lie

(Be sustainable), verb be allowable, be appropriate, be available, be established, be evident, be fitting, be perrissible, be permitted, be possible, be proper, be suitable, be suited, be supportable, be warranted, exist, extend, stand

lie

(Falsify), verb be dishonest, be untruthful, bear false witness, belie, commit perjury, concoct, counterfeit, delude, deviate from the truth, dissimulate, fable, fabricate, falsify, fib, fool, forswear, invent, misguide, misinform, mislead, misrepresent, misstate, palter, perjure oneself, pervert, pretend, prevaricate, repreeent falsely, swear falsely, tell a falsehood, tell an untruth
Associated concepts: false testimony, lie detector, perjury
See also: bear false witness, canard, deceive, deception, equivocate, evade, fabricate, fake, false pretense, falsehood, falsify, fiction, figment, hoax, invent, misguide, mislead, misrepresent, misrepresentation, misstate, misstatement, palter, perjure, posture, pretend, pretense, pretext, prevaricate, rest, story, subterfuge

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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Compared to those legitimate instances when law enforcement officials must intentionally deceive the media, it becomes clear that no ethical justification exists for those officials who lie to avoid embarrassment to another official or their agency.
MAYBE IT IS A LIE when some doctors claim that they would lie to insurance companies to help their patients to get the necessary care.
In the Clinton case, the White House line that he should not be impeached because most people lie to cover up sexual infidelity is sour comedy.
Clinton admits misleading some aides, but says he did not lie to them, and that, in any event, lying to aides is not perjury.
The abuse of power charge ``relates to the president lying to his staff,'' encouraging ``them to lie to the country, his own lies to the country, using the mechanisms of the White House to perpetrate those lies,'' the source said.
Although there is widespread agreement in Congress that the president did lie to cover up his relationship with Lewinsky, the votes do not appear to be there to impeach him for that sin.