A lie is a false statement to a person or group made by another person or group who knows it is not the whole truth, intentionally. A barefaced lie is one that is obviously a lie to those hearing it. A Big Lie is a lie which attempts to trick the victim into believing something major which will likely be contradicted by some information the victim already possesses, or by their common sense. To bluff is to pretend to have a capability or intention one does not actually possess. Bullshit is often used to make the audience believe that one knows far more about the topic by feigning total certainty or making probable predictions. An emergency lie is a strategic lie ...

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L.I.E. is a 2001 American drama film about a relationship between Howie, a 15-year-old boy, and a pedophile known as "Big John". The title is an acronym for the Long Island Expressway. The film was directed by Michael Cuesta, who has said that the film is about exploring sexuality. It stars Paul Dano as Howie and Brian Cox as Big John.

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  1. The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
  2. The position of a fetus in the womb.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
    I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.
  2. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
  3. Anything that misleads or disappoints.


  1. To rest in a horizontal position on a surface.
    The book lies on the table; the snow lies on the roof; he lies in his coffin.
  2. To be placed or situated.
  3. To abide; to remain for a longer or shorter time; to be in a certain state or condition.
    to lie waste; to lie fallow; to lie open; to lie hid; to lie grieving; to lie under one's displeasure; to lie at the mercy of the waves
    The paper does not lie smooth on the wall.
  4. To be or exist; to belong or pertain; to have an abiding place; to consist; used with in.
  5. To lodge; to sleep.
  6. To be still or quiet, like one lying down to rest.
  7. To be sustainable; to be capable of being maintained.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To give false information intentionally.
    When Pinocchio lies, his nose grows.
    If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.
    While a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to lie in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that lying actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life.
  2. To convey a false image or impression.
    Photos often lie.
    Hips don't lie.

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