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  • 1 Lying — • As defined by St. Thomas Aquinas, a statement at variance with the mind Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lying     Lying     † …

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  • 2 Lying-in — is an old childbirth practice involving a woman resting in bed for a period of time before giving birth. Though the term is now usually defined as the condition of a woman in the process of giving birth, it previously referred to a period of bed… …

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  • 3 Lying in — may refer to:*Lying in, an old childbirth practice *Lying in repose, the process of displaying a deceased person *Lying in state, the process of displaying a coffin …

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  • 4 Lying — Ly ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Lie}, to be supported horizontally. [1913 Webster] {Lying panel} (Arch.), a panel in which the grain of the wood is horizontal. [R.] {Lying to} (Naut.), having the sails so disposed as to counteract each other. [1913… …

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  • 5 Lying to — Lying Ly ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Lie}, to be supported horizontally. [1913 Webster] {Lying panel} (Arch.), a panel in which the grain of the wood is horizontal. [R.] {Lying to} (Naut.), having the sails so disposed as to counteract each other.… …

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  • 6 lying — pres part of lie Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lying I …

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  • 7 Lying-in — Ly ing in , n. 1. The state attending, and consequent to, childbirth; confinement; as, a lying in hospital. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of bearing a child. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 lying-in — [lī′iŋin′] n. confinement in childbirth adj. of or for childbirth [a lying in hospital] …

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  • 9 Lying — Ly ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Lie}, to tell a falsehood. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 lying — mendacious, untruthful, *dishonest, deceitful Analogous words: *false, wrong: deceptive, *misleading, delusive, delusory Antonyms: truthtelling Contrasted words: honest, just, *upright, conscientious, scrupulous, honorable: candid, * …

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  • 11 lying — [adj] dishonest committing perjury, deceitful, deceptive, delusive, delusory, dissembling, dissimulating, double crossing*, doubledealing*, equivocating, false, falsifying, fibbing, guileful, inventing, mendacious, misleading, misrepresenting,… …

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  • 12 lying — lying1 [lī′iŋ] vi. prp. of LIE1 lying2 [lī′iŋ] vt., vi. prp. of LIE2 adj. false; not truthful n. the telling of a lie or lies SYN. DISHONEST …

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  • 13 Lying — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Lying Produktionsland USA …

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  • 14 Lying — Lie Lie, v. i. [imp. {Lay} (l[=a]); p. p. {Lain} (l[=a]n), ({Lien} (l[imac] [e^]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lying}.] [OE. lien, liggen, AS. licgan; akin to D. liggen, OHG. ligen, licken, G. liegen, Icel. liggja, Sw. ligga, Dan. ligge, Goth. ligan …

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  • 15 lying — Philosophical discussions embrace the usage according to which a lie is the deliberate utterance of a falsehood, with the intent to deceive or mislead an audience. Saying something false inadvertently, or saying something false knowing that the… …

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  • 16 lying — {{11}}lying (1) early 13c., action of LIE (Cf. lie) (v.2) to recline. Lying in being in childbed is attested from mid 15c. {{12}}lying (2) c.1300 (n.), action of LIE (Cf. lie) (v.1) to tell an untruth …

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  • 17 lying-in — /luy ing in /, n., pl. lyings in, lying ins, adj. n. 1. the state of being in childbed; confinement. adj. 2. pertaining to or providing facilities for childbirth: a lying in hospital. [1400 50; late ME lyynge in. See LIE2, ING1, IN] * * * …

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  • 18 lying — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [In the act of lying] Syn. untruthful, falsifying, prevaricating, swearing falsely, committing perjury, fibbing, misstating, misrepresenting, inventing, dissimuLating, equivocating, malingering. Ant. frank*, truthful,… …

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  • 19 lying — 1. noun she was no good at lying Syn: untruthfulness, fabrication, fibbing, perjury, white lies; falseness, falsity, dishonesty, mendacity, telling stories, invention, misrepresentation, deceit, duplicity; literary perfidy Ant: honesty …

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  • 20 lying — in·ter·lying; lying; …

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