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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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The devil will be in as yet unpublished detail and it is no wonder vulnerable people are worried about what lies ahead.
Because the ban is not going to be universally popular and a battle for hearts (literally, it might be said) and minds lies ahead.
Whatever lies ahead in the way of suffering must somehow be endured,as few of us escape formidable problems,especially in later life.
I want everyone to know what everyone else is thinking and feeling about what lies ahead.
It definitely looks like a lot of work lies ahead in the development of digital copyright, and in particular as it pertains to the Digital Millennium Act.
Many have rushed into print about his appointment, some critically, which caused the archbishop to comment at a press conference that it was a curious experience to read about "opinions you didn't know you held expounded on your behalf." I believe a greater knowledge of the challenges facing the church in the new global reality will help us to understand better what lies ahead for the archbishop.
Years ago one young magazine writer, who has since become a dear and loyal friend, sent me a manuscript with the title "The Future Lies Ahead." Where else, I asked with annoyance, could the future possibly lie?
Looking at the rapid and evolving technology experienced by other industries, such as microelectronics, computers, aviation, and telecommunications, one has to wonder what lies ahead for the paper industry.
While the mutually irritated mother and father squabble over the television remote control and other trivialities, their two young sons listen upstairs and wonder about what lies ahead. While not exactly told from the children's perspective, the film constructs an almost tangible sense of the vagueness, even opacity of how their lives change just because mom and dad say it will.
Lloyd's posted a loss of [pounds]176 million (about $278 million) for the 1997 year of account, but the worst lies ahead as results for 1998 and 1999 are tabulated, the market has warned.
Still, it might be that the real fun for Cognex lies ahead, as negotiations with toymakers to develop higher levels of interactivity advance.