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ly·ing 1

 (lī′ĭng)
v.
Present participle of lie1.

ly·ing 2

 (lī′ĭng)
v.
Present participle of lie2.
adj.
Disposed to or characterized by untruth: a lying witness. See Synonyms at dishonest.

lying

(ˈlaɪɪŋ)
vb
the present participle and gerund of lie1

lying

(ˈlaɪɪŋ)
vb
the present participle and gerund of lie2

ly•ing1

(ˈlaɪ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the telling of lies.
adj.
2. telling or containing lies; deliberately untruthful.
[1175–1225]
ly′ing•ly, adv.

ly•ing2

(ˈlaɪ ɪŋ)

v.
pres. part. of lie 2.
ly′ing•ly, adv.

Lying

 of pardoners; company of pardoners, i.e., those who pardon or forgive sins—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.

Lying

 

See Also: BEARING, BENDING/BENT, IMMOBILITY, POSTURE, SITTING, SLEEP, STANDING

  1. Lay … as if chloroformed —Wallace Stegner
  2. Lay as still as a fallen doll —George Garrett
  3. Lay in bed like a tree stump —Charles Johnson
  4. Lay lifeless as if spellbound —Herman Melville
  5. Lay like an aimlessly flung sack of bones —Harvey Swados
  6. Lay on his back … rigid and ruined, like some stained window mannequin —Davis Grubb
  7. Lay on the sofa like cast-off silk stockings —Delmore Schwartz

    In his journal entry Schwartz followed this with two additional comparisons: “Like fallen buildings … like a car over turned.” Had he been writing forty years later, he would have been apt to refer to pantyhose instead of silk stockings.

    See Also: ABANDONMENT

  8. Lay perfectly still, as if dead with fear —D. H. Lawrence
  9. Lay … rigid, as if she were dead —Elizabeth Taylor
  10. Lay rigidly still, as still as if he were in his coffin —Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  11. Lay side by side like fish —Lawrence Durrell
  12. (Fallen and helpless, he) lay there like a pine tree that has been torn up by the roots —Ellen Glasgow
  13. Lay there..stretched like a corpse —Hugh Walpole
  14. Lay where she was for a few minutes like a flake of foam —Vicki Baum
  15. (We’d) lie … like two sticks in bed —Elizabeth Spencer
  16. The lovers like great scissors lay —Delmore Schwartz

    See Also: MEN AND WOMEN

  17. Sprawled around … like shepherds in a frieze —Julia O’Faolain
  18. Sprawled like a man who had been threshed —Stephen Crane
  19. Sprawling like an exhausted dog —Mary Hedin
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lying - the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
falsification, misrepresentation - a willful perversion of facts
fibbing, paltering - a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear

lying

lying

adjective
Given to or marked by deliberate concealment or misrepresentation of the truth:
Translations

lying

[ˈlaɪɪŋ]
A. ADJ [statement, story] → falso
you lying son-of-a-bitch!¡mentiroso hijo de puta!
B. Nmentiras fpl

lying

[ˈlaɪɪŋ]
nmensonges mpl, mensonge m
adj
[statement, story] → mensonger/ère, faux(fausse)
[person] → menteur/euselymph node [ˈlɪmfnəʊd] nganglion m lymphatique

lying

nLügen nt; that would be lyingdas wäre gelogen

lying

[ˈlaɪɪŋ]
1. adj (statement, story) → falso/a; (person) → bugiardo/a
2. nbugie fpl, menzogne fpl

lying

a. acostado-a; recostado-a; extendido-a.

lying

(ger de lie) adj (también — down) acostado
References in classic literature ?
Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
The writer had cigars lying about and the car- penter smoked.
I was lying in a little room, scarcely larger than the bed that held me, and the window-shade at my head was flapping softly in a warm wind.
He went himself to the kitchen, which was a building apart from the cottages and lying to the rear of the house.
If Webb wants faith and honesty in an Indian, let him bring out the tribes of the Delawares, and send these greedy and lying Mohawks and Oneidas, with their six nations of varlets, where in nature they belong, among the French
Soon after I returned home, I was ordered to take the command of three garrisons during the campaign, which Governor Dunmore carried on against the Shawanese Indians: After the conclusion of which, the Militia was discharged from each garrrison, and I being relieved from my post, was solicited by a number of North-Carolina gentlemen, that were about purchasing the lands lying on the S.
I find it hovering in the dining-room, skulking in the parlor, hiding in the hall, lying in wait for me on the stairs.
Lying thus, wide awake, she fell into a dreamy reminiscence of the past, hearing snatches of old melody in the moving pines, fragments of sentences, old words, and familiar epithets in the murmuring wind at her ear, and even the faint breath of long-forgotten kisses on her cheek.
The time they took to give a response was recorded, and response times were compared between telling the truth and lying, both when they made that decision themselves and when they were told whether to fib or not.
She warns that if lying becomes a strong currency in a family, a child will then lie with less control" She warns that if lying becomes a strong currency in a family, a child will then lie with less control than adults because of their underdeveloped understanding of what's socially acceptable.
She warns that if lying becomes a strong currency in a family, a child will then lie with less control than adults because of their" She warns that if lying becomes a strong currency in a family, a child will then lie with less control than adults because of their underdeveloped understanding of what's socially acceptable.