lie around

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v lie around hang around idly "She did all the work while he lay around"
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Quotations

  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “A lie can run around the world six times while the truth is still trying to put on its pants.”
  • James Watt
    James Watt
    “A lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    Orison%20Swett%20Marden
    “Opportunities? They are all around us... There is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it.”

Usage

In literature:

The treasure of your beauty and love still makes me rich to thieves, who lie in ambush all around us.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
You never see the better chances lying all around.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
Such a thundering big one that it's going to take about all the nerve I've got lying around loose.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
Around it lie the tissues of the iris.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
I will sing of happiness and sorrow, of the goodness and wickedness that lie close around you.
"Tales of Wonder Every Child Should Know" by Various
There were Germans lying all around and he stumbled over several of them.
"Winning a Cause" by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
They'll lie around there all night long and never come hunting for us until after sunrise to-morrow, if they do then.
"Sunset Pass" by Charles King
The peasants slept heavily, lying around it.
"Strife and Peace" by Fredrika Bremer
Hogs lie around a great deal; at times they may be paralyzed and drag their hind quarters.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
It made men lie around in the woods and neglect their families.
"In Happy Valley" by John Fox
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In poetry:

So much of life around me lies,
This summer day, to stir and call,
A sadder look would dim my eyes
If I could think that death was all.
"The Happy Earth" by Alexander Anderson
The secret ones around a stone
Their lips withdrawn in meet surprise
Lie still, being naught but bone
With naught but space within their eyes
"The Traveller" by Allen Tate
Close by—a thing of dread and fear—
A little skeleton was lying.
They told the tale—soon far and near
And all around the news went flying.
"The Black Snakes" by Janet Hamilton
The dew lies heavy all around,
Nor, till the sun shines, leaves the ground.
Far into night we feasting sit;
We drink, and none his place may quit.
"An Ode Appropriate To A Festivity" by Confucius
Stay, rivulet, nor haste to leave
The lovely vale that lies around thee.
Why wouldst thou be a sea at eve,
When but a fount the morning found thee?
"From The Spanish Of Pedro De Castro Y Anaya" by William Cullen Bryant
Unconscious they in waste oblivion lie,
In all the world of busy life around
No thought of them; in all the bounteous sky,
No drop, for them, of kindly influence found.
"Twenty-Third Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble

In news:

As pioneers wore their boots until there simply wasn't much left of them, there weren't many pioneer boots lying around.
The woman was lying on her back and appeared to have bruising around her throat and scratch marks on her thighs, the report stated.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan says city police on routine patrol found the 17-year-old New Brunswick resident lying on the ground in the area of Remsen Avenue and Hale Street around 1:50 am Saturday.
The 2005 Chrysler President Obama used to cruise in Illinois is up for auction on eBay, and if you happen to have a meager $1 million lying around, it could be all yours.
Lying on the ground in Harlem with handcuffs around his wrists, Eric Josey, 45, made sure not to scream.
He was found around 2 am Saturday after a passer-by spotted him lying in the lot.
Christmas is just around the corner, which means that, as you study today's column, the 25th of December lies just 17 days away.
So you have a bunch of old stuff lying around and you still haven't decorated for Christmas.
There was often an old blanket or two inside that the dog would lie on, after turning around the prerequisite three times.
If you have some serious cash lying around, a chunk of the moon could be yours.
"Well, there are a lot of them lying around," Spire, 31, says.
Leaving household hazards lying around can be harmful for you and your family.
Using two tea towels that I had lying around, I whipped up these pillows , and I love the way they brighten up my entire living room.
Nor did I punderstand Max Payne, a cop whose entire family was killed in the original game, and who then took untold bullets (and whatever pain killers were lying around) avenging them.
We couldn't miss Rockwell 's stuff on the fronts of the Saturday Evening Post magazines, lying around the house in Manitou.
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In science:

Thus in the pentaquark model one necessarily has low lying exotic X states around 1700MeV if one identi fies the Q(1540) to set the scale.
The End of the Constituent Quark Model?
The initial spins of pulsars are not well constrained by observations but, most likely, they lie around ∼ 100 ms (Narayan 1987).
Convection in protoneutron stars and the structure of surface magnetic fields in pulsars
Aluminum’s plasma frequency lies at much higher energies at around 15.5 eV.
Electrodynamics of correlated electron systems
Previously, in studying the meaning of the Lie derivative and torsion tensor we simply used displacement vectors to move a point around the rectangle.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
Geometrically, U is the matrix corresponding to a rotation around η axis which lies in the same plane as z axis and P (see Fig. 2.c).
Holonomic Quantum Computation with Electron Spins in Quantum Dots
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