lying

Definitions

  • Mike lying at the bottom of the steps
    Mike lying at the bottom of the steps
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lying the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An English mastiff lying down, head on his paws An English mastiff lying down, head on his paws
A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside A goat eating grass, a kid lying alongside
Two dromedary, or Arabian, camels, one standing, the other lying down Two dromedary, or Arabian, camels, one standing, the other lying down
Lie, Falsehood. Arikara Lie, Falsehood. Arikara
Lie, falsehood. Hidatsa Lie, falsehood. Hidatsa
Example. A lie Example. A lie
The witch speaks to Ball-Carrier, who is lying on a platform The witch speaks to Ball-Carrier, who is lying on a platform
And lying down on Tiny's bed, falls asleep And lying down on Tiny's bed, falls asleep

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mass murderer Charles Manson recorded an album titled "Lie."
    • p. pr. & vb. n Lying of Lie, to be supported horizontally.
    • p. pr. & vb. n Lying of Lie, to tell a falsehood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cows are usually found lying down before it starts to rain.
    • n lying A place where one lies.
    • lying Being prostrate. See lie.
    • n lying Falsehood; untruthfulness.
    • lying Mendacious; false; deceptive: as, a lying rumor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 53 countries grow coffee worldwide, but all of them lie along the equator between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
    • adj Lying lī′ing addicted to telling lies
    • n Lying the habit of telling lies
    • adj Lying lī′ing being in a horizontal position
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Quotations

  • Carolyn Wells
    Carolyn Wells
    “Actions lie louder than words.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    Pablo%20Picasso
    “Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    Miguel%20De%20Cervantes
    “Mere flimflam stories, and nothing but shams and lies.”
  • Robert Browning
    Robert%20Browning
    “Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also.”
  • Thomas H. Huxley
    Thomas%20H.%20Huxley
    “A world of facts lies outside and beyond the world of words.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.”

Idioms

If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
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If you lie down with the Devil, you will wake up in hell - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
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Let sleeping dogs lie - If someone is told to let sleeping dogs lie, it means that they shouldn't disturb a situation as it would result in trouble or complications.
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Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown - This means that people with serious responsibilities have a heavy burden.
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White lie - If you tell a white lie, you lie in order not to hurt someone's feelings.
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You've made your bed- you'll have to lie in it - This means that someone will have to live with the consequences of their own actions.
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Usage

In literature:

A formula for making a false statement: "As true as I lie here," said, as one fools, gives free scope to white lies.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The explanation must surely lie in something deeper.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
He doesn't have to lie in the wagon.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
It lies buried under the sod with my poor dear departed saint.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
It lies midway between New York and Brooklyn, at the mouth of the East River.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
You lie: as your uncle said you would lie.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
He rose up and stood for a moment turning over some magazines lying on the table.
"The Beach of Dreams" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
She thinks to tell a lie is a sin against the Madonna, I believe.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Nevertheless, in almost his very worst moods, there lies in him a singular attraction.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
An expression of deep seriousness lies like a mask on his powerful face.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
We may strain our eyes into the future which lies beyond this waning century; but never was conjecture more at fault.
"Short Studies on Great Subjects" by James Anthony Froude
His body, lying prone upon the handkerchief, had torn it apart in growing.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Some shaded bathing-pools are formed by the mountain streams, lying half hidden in the dense foliage.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
Suppose at the price of a lie from lips that had never lied yet it could be evaded?
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
But don't you tell no more lies than's wanted.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
As the human being lies in his cradle, so he lies in his coffin.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
While the camel was drinking the man talked, lying back along his mount.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
I felt a little peculiar myself, but decided the best thing for me to do was to lie right still in my bunk.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
In yonder fallow field, there lies a plow as if sleeping over Sunday.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
Her lashes, covering her brown eyes, are very long, and lie a good deal on her cheeks.
"Faith and Unfaith" by Duchess
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In poetry:

Lie still! Lie still! In all the empty village
Who is there left to hear or heed your cry?
All are gone to labour in the valley,
Who will return before your time to die?
"Afridi Love" by Laurence Hope
Write me what you're wearing! Is it warm?
Write me how you lie! Do you lie there softly?
Write me how you look! Is it still the same?
Write me what you're missing! Is it my arm?
"Questions" by Bertolt Brecht
From Swindon out to White Horse Hill
I walked, in morning rain,
And saw your shadow lying there.
As clear and plain
As lies the White Horse on the Hill
I saw your shadow lying there.
"Your Shadow" by John Freeman
The world is not for you. From this day forward,
You must lie still alone; who would not lie
Alone for one night only, though returning
I was, when earliest dawn should break the sky.
"Afridi Love" by Laurence Hope
Bring flowers—sweet flowers, to strew on the grave
Where virtue neglected lies hid from the eyes,
And where lie the righteous, the noble, and brave,
Till called from above to arise.
"Bring Flowers" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
So by those words of yours I'm led
To send it you this day you wed.
Look well upon it. You, as I,
Should ask it now, without a sigh,
If love can lie as it lies dead.--
You have forgot.
"The Rose" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The mendacity is the work of conservative "super PACs" that are spending millions on new attack ads built around a brazen lie.
Just a short drive from the mansions of Beverly Hills lies a site where paleontologists have found over three million fossils.
It used to be that protests were waged by people burning underwear or lying in the street.
The Big Lie at the Heart of the Highway Bill.
Old myths (or lies) about the Vietnam War die hard.
Paul Gaylord lies in bed at a hospital in Bend, Ore. As he recovers from the plague.
A soldier lies in his rack sound asleep following a hard day of training.
LIES ACROSS AMERICA What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong.
Burgundy lies between a rock and a hard place.
'Of course, you won't be able to lie on your back for a while, but then you can lie from any position, can't you'.
So what's the difference between a story and a lie.
The numbers don’t lie: Duke’s defense is better.
James Harden #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder lies on the floor after being hit by Metta World Peace #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers as referees separate Thunder and Lakers players at Staples Center on April 22, 2012.
This sort of thing is only supposed to happen in that dimension that lies between the pit of Rod Serling's fears and the summit of his knowledge.
The trick with that extra-fluffy coating lies in El Cholo 's method: A little of the whipped egg batter is fried on its own until set, then a stuffed.
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In science:

Given any Jordan algebra J , its Lie multiplication algebra L(J ) (see [Sch95]) is the Lie subalgebra of the general linear Lie algebra gl(J ) generated by lJ = {lx : x ∈ J }, where lx : y 7→ xy denotes the left multiplication by x.
The Tits construction and some simple Lie superalgebras in characteristic 3
Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras over fields in characteristic p > 0, a.k.a. modular Lie (super)algebras, were first recognized and defined in topology, in the 1930s.
New simple modular Lie superalgebras as generalized prolongs
The parahoric Lie subalgebras of ˜g are those Lie subalgebras which contain an Iwahori Lie subalgebra.
Finite dimensional representations of DAHA and affine Springers fibers : the spherical case
Hence we cannot def ine the Lie bisuperalgebra’s structure on the polynomial currents Lie superalgebra with values in the strange Lie superalgebra. M.
Yangian of the Strange Lie Superalgebra of $\boldsymbol{Q_{n-1}}$ Type, Drinfel'd Approach
Also I and J are Lie subalgebras of A under {−, −} and, if I ⊆ J , I is a Lie ideal of J and J/I is a Lie algebra.
Finite-dimensional simple Poisson modules
Lemma 2.2 in implicitly describes the ideal in the Lie algebra of f ixed points of an automorphism of a Lie algebra, but one still has to describe the Lie algebra of f ixed points explicitly.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
For the def inition of the Lie (super)algebras of the form g(A), i.e., with Cartan matrix A (brief ly referred to CM Lie (super)algebras), and simple relatives of the Lie superalgebras of the form g(A) with indecomposable Cartan matrix A, see Section 4.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
The same def inition applies, practically literally, to Lie superalgebras and to modular Lie algebras and to modular Lie superalgebras.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
Modular Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras. p = 2, Lie algebras.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras over fields in characteristic p > 0, a.k.a. modular Lie (super)algebras, were distinguished in topology in the 1930s.
Towards classification of simple finite dimensional modular Lie superalgebras
Afterwards, when we say backward orbits, we refer those lying on S unless otherwise stated (since there may be backward orbit not lying on S but lying on the entire state space — X ).
The random case of Conley's theorem: III. Random semiflow case and Morse decomposition
It follows that the operator e−z (t)dez (t) is a Clifford-Lie operator of order 3 which is locally written in terms of the Clifford algebra valued Lie derivative, e−z (t)dez (t) = Xi where Lvi denotes the Lie derivative by a vector vi and Ei ∈ CL1 , Ni ∈ CL3 (cf definition 2.2 in ).
Poisson structures and generalized Kahler structures
If L is a finite simple Lie H = U (d)-pseudoalgebra, then as a topological Lie superalgebra, A(L) is isomorphic to an irreducible central extension of a current Lie superalgebra Or ⊗ s, where s is a simple linearly compact Lie superalgebra of growth dim d − r.
Simple Jordan conformal superalgebras
If J is a finite simple Jordan H = U (d)-pseudoalgebra, then as a topological Lie superalgebra, L(A(J )) is isomorphic to a current Lie superalgebra Or ⊗ s, where s is a simple linearly compact Lie superalgebra of growth dim d − r.
Simple Jordan conformal superalgebras
Denote the Lie algebra of hR, P i by r and let v = Lie(supp(p), r) be the Lie subalgebra of g generated by the support of p and r.
Random Lie group actions on compact manifolds: A perturbative analysis
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