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:
“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)
“Just as I shall lie alone in the grave, so, in essence, do I live alone.”
—Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (18601904)
“The World is not enough used to this way of writing, to the moment. It knows not that in the minutiae lie often the unfoldings of the Story, as well as of the heart; and judges of an action undecided, as if it were absolutely decided.”
—Samuel Richardson (16891761)