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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 ?
Nikita was not in his former place, but something, already covered with snow, was lying in the sledge and Vasili Andreevich concluded that this was Nikita.
In the farthest corner, on a bench beside a bed on which something was lying, stood a tallow candle with a long, thick, and smoldering wick.
Great rocks were strewn in every direction as far as the eye could see, lying partially embedded in an impalpable dust that rose in clouds about him at every step.
A mad piper, indeed, this spring, with his wonderful lying music,--ever lying, yet ever convincing, for when was Spring known to keep his word?
I am lying because I know myself that it is not underground that is better, but something different, quite different, for which I am thirsting, but which I cannot find
Then the lying poet has no place in our idea of God?
But for the details of our itinerary, I am all to seek; our way lying now by short cuts, now by great detours; our pace being so hurried, our time of journeying usually by night; and the names of such places as I asked and heard being in the Gaelic tongue and the more easily forgotten.
She made him no answer, lying before him on her bed, still half-dressed, much as he had seen her lying on the floor of his room last night.
As he had furnished me very sufficiently with money for the extraordinary expenses of my lying in, I had everything very handsome about me, but did not affect to be gay or extravagant neither; besides, knowing my own circumstances, and knowing the world as I had done, and that such kind of things do not often last long, I took care to lay up as much money as I could for a wet day, as I called it; making him believe it was all spent upon the extraordinary appearance of things in my lying in.
The Lying Traveler replied, "You seem to me a most mighty king.
And now is your spirit ashamed to be at the service of your bowels, and goeth by-ways and lying ways to escape its own shame.
And then the moonlight flooded the cave, and there before me lay my own body as it had been lying all these hours, with the eyes staring toward the open ledge and the hands resting limply upon the ground.