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An intentionally false statement
“He was a con artist and everything that he told you was a lie.”
A false statement which unjustly seeks to damage someone's reputation
“I am here to set the record straight about the lie that has spread recently about my character.”
To tell an untruth or falsehood
“You always start fidgeting and slurring your words whenever you lie.”
To be in, or assume, a horizontal or resting position
“You'd best lie here on this bed until your wounds heal.”
(of a place) To be situated in a specified position or direction
“Our destination would lie about twenty miles beyond the valley.”
(of an object) To rest or be placed on a surface
“An ancient tome would lie on the altar.”
(of something abstract) To reside or be found
“The reality would lie somewhere between the two extremes.”
To remain hidden or unseen
“Just lie low and try not to draw any attention to yourself.”
(of a deceased person) To be buried in a particular place
“He would lie among the remains of pontiffs from centuries past.”
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