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Lying

Present participle of lie1.
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Mendacious

Lying; untruthful
A mendacious child.
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Lying

To be or place oneself at rest in a flat, horizontal, or recumbent position; recline
He lay under a tree to sleep.
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Mendacious

False; untrue
A mendacious statement.
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Lying

To be placed on or supported by a surface that is usually horizontal
Dirty dishes lay on the table. See Usage Note at lay1.
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Mendacious

(of a person) Lying, untruthful or dishonest.
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Lying

To be or remain in a specified condition
The dust has lain undisturbed for years. He lay sick in bed.
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Mendacious

(of a statement, etc) False or untrue.
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Lying

To exist; reside
Our sympathies lie with the plaintiff.
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Mendacious

Given to deception or falsehood; lying; as, a mendacious person.
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Lying

To consist or have as a basis. Often used with in
The strength of his performance lies in his training.
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Mendacious

False; counterfeit; containing falsehood; as, a mendacious statement.
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Lying

To occupy a position or place
The lake lies beyond this hill.
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Mendacious

Given to lying;
A lying witness
A mendacious child
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Lying

To extend
Our land lies between these trees and the river.
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Mendacious

Intentionally untrue;
A mendacious statement
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Lying

To be buried in a specified place.
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Lying

(Law) To be admissible or maintainable.
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Lying

(Archaic) To stay for a night or short while.
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Lying

Present participle of lie2.
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Lying

To present false information with the intention of deceiving.
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Lying

To convey a false image or impression
Appearances often lie.
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Lying

To say or write as a lie.
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Lying

The manner or position in which something is situated.
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Lying

A haunt or hiding place of an animal.
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Lying

(Sports) The position of a golf ball that has come to a stop.
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Lying

A false statement deliberately presented as being true; a falsehood.
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Lying

Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true
Learned his parents had been swindlers and felt his whole childhood had been a lie.
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Lying

Disposed to or characterized by untruth
A lying witness.
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Lying

Present participle of lie.
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Lying

Present participle of lie.
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Lying

Simple past tense and past participle of lye
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Lying

The act of one who lies, or keeps low to the ground.
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Lying

An act of telling a lie or falsehood.
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Lying

Tending to tell lies, untruthful, mendacious
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Lying

Of Lie, to tell a falsehood.
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Lying

Of Lie, to be supported horizontally.
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Lying

The deliberate act of deviating from the truth
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Lying

Given to lying;
A lying witness
A mendacious child
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