untruth

Definitions

  • Those who tell untruths never get to Heaven
    Those who tell untruths never get to Heaven
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n untruth a false statement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Untruth That which is untrue; a false assertion; a falsehood; a lie; also, an act of treachery or disloyalty.
    • Untruth The quality of being untrue; contrariety to truth; want of veracity; also, treachery; faithlessness; disloyalty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Untruth falsehood: a lie
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Quotations

  • Karl A. Menninger
    Karl A. Menninger
    “One of the most untruthful things possible, you know, is a collection of facts, because they can be made to appear so many different ways.”
  • Norman Tebbit
    Norman Tebbit
    “Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    “A new untruth is better than an old truth.”

Usage

In literature:

I have been extravagant, reckless, I have been untruthful.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
His untruths were those of exaggeration.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
If a person in rising from table overturned his chair, this shewed that he had been speaking untruths.
"Folk Lore" by James Napier
The one and only possible immorality in this world, contended the speaker, was untruth.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
God never made such eyes as hers untruthful.
"Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man" by Marie Conway Oemler
It happens that this claimant, by reason of her residence here, has been easily traced and her character and untruthfulness discovered.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
It is not more untruthful than the others!
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Indeed it is no untruth to assert that the women do much valuable execution.
"The Ned M'Keown Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
I could not tell you an untruth, Sarah; nor don't desave yourself.
"The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three" by William Carleton
A lie is an untruth that harms.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Instinctively she felt that if she told him all he in his gathering coolness would accept it as an artifice, an untruth.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Yet could Ferriss make Bennett receive such an untruth?
"A Man's Woman" by Frank Norris
Like Cordelia in the play, she could not speak untruths even for her own happiness.
"The Curious Book of Birds" by Abbie Farwell Brown
BALDER TELLS AN UNTRUTH.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
Out of fear of punishment I hid even the most harmless actions, and when I was questioned I made untruthful answers.
"Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel" by Friedrich Froebel
He answered untruthfully, "Several leagues beyond the Yen-p`ing Gate," hoping that they would ask him to stay.
"More Translations from the Chinese" by Various
I bitterly regretted my whines after having written them, for their very untruth.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
Her mother began to discover increasing untruthfulness.
"The Girl and Her Religion" by Margaret Slattery
Mr. Pawkins joked no more, for, with all his playful untruthfulness, he had a feeling heart.
"Two Knapsacks" by John Campbell
Admit no untruth: let the priest's garment be clean.
"The Germ" by Various
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In poetry:

Methinks it were a happy lot,
That thou would'st grieve or smile with me;
And though all others prove most false,
I ne'er should find untruth in thee.
"To Mis M.T.R." by James Avis Bartley
From slander also I must keep my tongue,
From falsehoods, and untruths of ev'ry kind,
And never talk of any to their wrong,
Like infidels, who no religion mind:
"The Ten Commandments " by Rees Prichard
He will not rest himself on other ground
Than that which God's own workers have made smooth;
All other is to him the heave and bound,
And the volcanic motion of untruth.
"Carlyle" by Alexander Anderson
Yea, let us wrestle for the light, the truth,
Which with untruth and darkness wage their fray!
Then, bowing reverently before your face,
“You are a poet!” we with joy will say.
"The Poet" by Hovhannes Hovhannessian
"Why, see me stand! why, hear this strong, full breath—
Dare you repeat that silly, base untruth?"
A cry—a fall—the silence known as death
Hushed his wild words. Well, has he found his youth?
"His Youth" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
And when you please to frowne,
Use your most killing eyes
On them, who in untruth and falsehood lies,
But (Deare) on me cast downe
Sweet lookes, for true desire;
That banish doe all thoughts of faigned fire.
"42 (Song 6)" by Mary Wroth

In news:

Satan runs across the world with his doubt and with his untruths and what have you, and one of the untruths out there that is driven is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena.
Meanwhile, Beijing is aggressively expanding its media campaign to spread untruths – broadcasting from American soil.
Just when I think I've said enough about Social Security for a while, a politician or a court mouthpiece of the Washington Establishment pulls me back into the fray by uttering blatant untruths about it.
Sadly, he speaks more truth than untruth.
An untruth 'is that people of faith should not be involved in the public arena.
Romney's $90 Billion Untruth .
Mapleton school board untruthful about district's financial condition.
Loretta Weinberg says PolitiFact listed Scott Walker, Chris Christie among most untruthful governors.
Two Republicans grabbing national spotlight are among the top five most untruthful governors, according to a Democratic legislator.
Krugman rips Romney for ' flat-out untruths,' gives Obama pass on 'minor fudges'.
It contains untruthful and inaccurate claims.
The campaign for 5th District Santa Cruz County Supervisor took an ugly turn as information came to light this week that candidate Eric Hammer was untruthful about being awarded a degree from San Francisco State University.
After Mr Bogue had left, Mr McGuinness told remaining journalists that there were "a lot of untruths in the book".
Legal experts say the Ferguson case highlights a pervasive problem in the criminal justice system: untruthful or misleading jurors .
Watch as she explains the five real reasons women can be untruthful.
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In science:

Ulam asked for the maximum number of questions required to determine an integer between 1 and 106 by asking questions whose answer is ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ and where one untruthful answer is allowed.
A simple solution to Ulam's liar game with one lie
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