• WordNet 3.6
    • adv falsely in an incorrect manner "to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely"
    • adv falsely in an insincerely false manner "a seduction on my part would land us with the necessity to rise, bathe and dress, chat falsely about this and that, and emerge into the rest of the evening as though nothing had happened"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1985, a pregnant women was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball
    • adv Falsely In a false manner; erroneously; not truly; perfidiously or treacherously. "O falsely falsely murdered.""Oppositions of science, falsely so called.""Will ye steal, murder . . . and swear falsely ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, "Intolerance." He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
    • falsely In a false way; in opposition to truth and fact; not truly: as, to speak or swear falsely; to testify falsely.
    • falsely Treacherously; perfidiously.
    • falsely Not correctly; erroneously; mistakenly: as, a passage falsely translated.
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  • William Shakespeare
    “In a false quarrel there is no true valor.”
  • Paul Valery
    “That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.”
  • Ancient Paradox
    Ancient Paradox
    “Only one thing is certain -- that is, nothing is certain. If this statement is true, it is also false.”
  • Joseph Roux
    Joseph Roux
    “Reason guides but a small part of man, and the rest obeys feeling, true or false, and passion, good or bad.”
  • Socrates
    “False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.”
  • St. Augustine
    “A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.”


Sail under false colours - Someone who sails under false colours (colors) is hypocritical or pretends to be something they aren't in order to deceive people.
Under false colours - If someone does something under false colours/colors, they pretend to be something they are not in order to deceive people so that they can succeed.


In literature:

It fell upon his ears as false maudlin sentiment falls on the ears of the ordinary honest man of the world.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
My Lords, I will not after this state to you the false representation of the value of these lands which this man gave in to government.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
But being most generally false, she gives no sign of her nature, impressing the same character on the true and the false.
"Pascal's Pensées" by Blaise Pascal
But true or false, it must be certain.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
Similarly, if I. is false A. is false; if O. is false E. is false.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
Why do we often come across minds otherwise just enough, which are absolutely false on important things?
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
They are often false as hell, and then they are crafty as Lucifer.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
During the last twelve months quite a crop of false Christs had arisen.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
The false chart is our ruin.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
His remarks are frequently incoherent, and often also obviously false.
"Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research" by Michael Sage

In poetry:

He who WILL succeed, he MUST,
When he's bid false hopes farewell,
If he firmly fix his trust
In his God, and in hissel.
"Take Heart!" by John Hartley
But what of him, that lord so false?
Next day, at twilight hour,
He came, and soon went up to see
His lady in her bower.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
O What a stiff rebellious house
Was Jacob's ancient race!
False to their own most solemn vows,
And to their Maker's grace.
"Psalm 78 part 2" by Isaac Watts
And they that falsely swear, do there
Just punishment receive;
Although their bodies moulder down,
All in the silent grave.
"The False Swearer" by Susannah Hawkins
And I scorn your hollow pageantry,
And your false and mocking show
Got up in the name of Liberty,
Who was murdered long ago!
"July 4th, 1857" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
"O turn you about, O false Sir John,
And look to the leaf of the tree,
For it never became a gentleman
A naked woman to see."
"May Colven" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Americans are getting fat, drunk, and stupid on false promises of unity.
Wood that's too soft gives a false reading.
You can't accuse "Illegal Art" of false advertising.
False info in NY lottery led to arrest in $5M scam.
John Silber, Longtime Foe of 'False Equivalence '.
False Equivalence in the New York Times' Voting Rights Story.
False- Equivalence Watch: A Positive Sign.
This Is So Interesting (With False- Equivalence Implications).
Filibuster and False- Equivalence Fiesta.
Pushback on False Equivalence and the Filibuster.
False- Equivalence Watch: The Platonic-Ideal Form.
The Pathology of False Equivalence The Nation.
Garbage truck triggers NORAD false alarm.
A genealogist of genuine Cherokee descent is publicly challenging Elizabeth Warren to come clean and renounce her false claims to Native American status.
The diagnosis being offered by Peter Beinart and his ilk is false and slanderous toward Israel and the solution being presented is false and dangerous to Israel.

In science:

Moreover, on a half-twist the probability of an incorrect false return value is p′ · pi−1 , where p is the probability of an error for the result of I sH alf T wist on conjugated words to w, p′ is the probability of an error for the result of I sH alf T wist on w itself and i is the number of tries.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
Consider the fact that if the algorithm has returned false this means that the ’do’ was executed i times.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
One may suggest that instead of using conjugation by a random braid word, it may be sufficient to simply increase the number of strings, in order to get a correct result in case of a mistaken false.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
Note, that a false result returned by checking powers of w implies that w is not a half-twist in any power.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
This statement is false since the model of can in no way be ruled out by cosmology as we just discussed.
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