liar

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n liar a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Liar lī"ẽr A person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who lies.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n liar One who lies; a person who knowingly utters falsehood; one who deceives by false report or representation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Liar lī′ar one who lies.
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Quotations

  • Arthur Hugh Clough
    Arthur Hugh Clough
    “If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.”
  • Vittorio Alfieri
    Vittorio Alfieri
    “Liars are always ready to take oaths.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “They say is often a great liar.”
  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “Great talker, great liar.”
  • Algernon Sidney
    Algernon Sidney
    “Liars need to have good memories.”

Idioms

Barefaced liar - A barefaced liar is one who displays no shame about lying even if they are exposed.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. liere,. See Lie to falsify
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Lie.

Usage

In literature:

I'm just a common, mean liar!
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
I know shoes from boots, and I know Kate Gaunt from a liar and a murderess.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866" by Various
Perkins, youre one of the biggest liars in America, aint you?
"The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885" by Walter T. Gray
He said I was a liar, and he expected to see me wind up in Congress.
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
And after the first lie succeeds in getting him out of school, he is a liar from the word go.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
THE TRUTHFUL MAN, THE LIAR, AND THE APES.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
It was possible, of course, that Ahchoogah's innocence was real, but he had the air of an accomplished liar.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
But I will not be told that I am a liar.
"Linda Tressel" by Anthony Trollope
Let them say what they will about me being a liar.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
That they're a pack of liars!
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
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In poetry:

Liars the first two were. Behold me
At sloping arms by one — two — three;
Waiting the time I shall discover
Whether the third spake verity.
"Ballad Of The Three Spectres" by Ivor Gurney
And (if there were no God) were left to rue
Dominion of the air and of the fire?
Then if there be a God, "Let God be true,
And every man a liar."
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
Dan stopped and got down, stood a moment,
Then fell to the ground like a stone,
And died about ten minutes after;
But they’re liars who say he was thrown.
"Dan Wasn’t Thrown from His Horse" by Henry Lawson
They ses we painted Fernville red;
They ses that we was gay;
But wot come after dull's me mind
To wot them liars say. We never dreamed of death an' 'ell
When we set out that day.
"The Joy Ride" by C J Dennis
Shou'd Satan prompt thee, to make use of fraud,
Or make thee play the perjur'd liar's part —
Tell him, the righteous Judge, th' eternal God,
Has fix'd an hatred of them in thy heart.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard
T'were a thousand feet long and three hundred feet wide,
But one day while a big crowd observed it,
It fell off the nail, and squashed Uncle George,
And the blinking old liar deserved it
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee

In news:

The shock jock and Australia's 'Ju-liar'.
It seems unlikely that Mary Karr, author of mega-successful book The Liars' Club, and Rodney Crowell, renowned songwriter from Texas, would put out an album together.
Lantern 's production of 'The Liar' is truly wonderful.
To praise the charm of Lantern 's Liar.
Find out when "Pretty Little Liars" airs its special Halloween episode at 8 pm Tuesday on ABC Family.
He and Navy SEAL each claim the other is a liar .
A Liar 's Autobiography Q&A: Graham Chapman's not really dead, he's just being annoying.
CARLOS OSORIO/TORONTO STAR Jeff Simpson, left, Bill Jones and Ben Timlett directed A Liar 's Autobiography, a film about the late Python member Graham Chapman.
Is Change a 'Lion' or Liar .
'A Liar 's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman' ( November 29, 2012 ).
A Liar 's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman.
Loria tops Saban as our most public liar .
That club @WIPNewYork on Vandam street, they are CROOKS and LIARS .
"World's Biggest Liar " to be crowned at UK pub.
Glen Boylan, winner of the 2011 "World's Biggest Liar " competition.
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In science:

Corollary 25 allows extraction of a winning strategy for the pathological liar game from the time-evolution of the liar machine, yielding the following improved bound for the pathological liar game.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
The equivalence of wining strategies in the pathological liar game to coverings of Hamming space by ob jects of size (cid:0) n ≤⌊f n⌋(cid:1) is proved in Theorem 3.7 of .
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
Section 4 proves several technical distributional facts about the binomial and hypergeometric distributions needed to bound the distribution of chips in the liar machine (via discrepancy from the linear machine).
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
Section 5 reduces a strategy for Paul in the pathological liar game to the liar machine and blends the preceding results into Theorem 4.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
The proofs of Theorems 2 and 3 flow directly from the definitions in Section 2.2, and resemble the arguments in . A bound on, and the bimodality in space of, a term that tracks the discrepancy between the liar machine and the linear machine is deferred until Lemma 6.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
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