half-lie

half-lie

n
something that a person says or writes that they know to be partly untrue
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Zarate emphasized that 'to say that nationwide wage hikes may jack up prices is 'one-sided and half-lie.'
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.
Not many of us, however, are aware of the fact that the "half-lie," a label we might in all fairness pin on the "half-truths" that have so much currency today, may in the end prove to be as dangerous as 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.
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.
There was a time when something was either true or false, or a half-truth or half-lie. But what is a 'post-truth'?
Media can refrain from getting money to resort to half-truths, half-lies for defaming, extortion and blackmail.
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.
Deliberations and discussions; meetings and contacts; half-truths and half-lies; mines and powder.