To lie is to deliver a false statement to another person which the speaking person knows is not the whole truth, intentionally.
Famous quotes containing the word lie:
“It is often the case that the man who cant tell a lie thinks he is the best judge of one.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“I had been in the hurrying waters too long not to appreciate an opportunity to lie on the bank and rest, watch others, and gain strength for the coming years.”
—Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (18421911)
“In the middle of the night, as indeed each time that we lay on the shore of a lake, we heard the voice of the loon, loud and distinct, from far over the lake. It is a very wild sound, quite in keeping with the place and the circumstances of the traveler, and very unlike the voice of a bird. I could lie awake for hours listening to it, it is so thrilling.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)