half-lie

half-lie

n
something that a person says or writes that they know to be partly untrue
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And so, dear sisters and brothers, as the old year bade us farewell and the new year says 'hello,' let me sum up my threefold message: first, to be ready to travel through the desert, or deserts, of life; second, to follow the Star, whether it burns bright or dimly, and to never leave it; and third, to let our fairest Lord Jesus call us to new life, to being born again, to be the best-and not the worst-of ourselves, as persons-to cherish life and not to cherish death; and as institutions-as a church, not to say 'yes' to a half-truth or a half-lie because the end justifies the means, but always and ever to follow the Jesus who shines fairer, the Jesus who shines purer.
This deception, this half-lie, half-truth, was easy in the early Internet.
The worm in this apple is the "be right back" half-lie that the speaker tells his daughter.
They may have an equally potent influence on the dependent variables by which men live, and when the truth finally prevails, the reaction against the half-lie may be as violent as against the Big Lie.
20:2), but here editors transformed the lie into a half-lie using the argument that Sarah was Abraham's half-sister (Gen.
There was a time when something was either true or false, or a half-truth or half-lie.
But the slogan is nothing more than one of those half-lies invented by A Better Oregon to obscure the truth.
We are each a living library of anecdotes, short stories, tall tales, half-truths, half-lies, jokes, facts, opinions, musings, and life lessons.
That is why they speak with half-lies and half-truths, and can shift their views and positions swiftly.
It won't be as much fun as a movie, but we can go back, sluice away the scummy misdirection and half-lies, and learn the truth of who Pat Tillman was and how he gave his life for us.
Schmu machen (literally: to make schmu), in outdated colloquial German, meant to cheat or swindle, typically by telling half-lies.
Summary: It may not be the case that all people prefer the truth to the sugar-coated half-lies that are the bread and butter of the professional politicians.