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1. To keep oneself or one's plans hidden.
2. To bide one's time but remain ready for action.
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Well, but can you imagine that God will be willing to lie, whether in word or deed, or to put forth a phantom of himself?
Do you not know, I said, that the true lie, if such an expression may be allowed, is hated of gods and men?
But it shall be your curse, ye immaculate ones, ye pure discerners, that ye shall never bring forth, even though ye lie broad and teeming on the horizon!
Those which lie east of the Mississippi are comparatively small, are exceedingly fertile, and are always surrounded by forests.
Why, it's them that, not content with printin' lies on paper an' preachin' them ou t of pulpits, does want to be cuttin' them on the tombstones.
"How will it pleasure their relatives to know that lies is wrote over them, and that everybody in the place knows that they be lies?"
"Natasha, you'd better lie in the middle," said Sonya.
"Do lie down," she added crossly, and buried her face in the pillow.
When we must pass an open place, quickness was not all, but a swift judgment not only of the lie of the whole country, but of the solidity of every stone on which we must set foot; for the afternoon was now fallen so breathless that the rolling of a pebble sounded abroad like a pistol shot, and would start the echo calling among the hills and cliffs.
"I lost them," answered Pinocchio, but he told a lie, for he had them in his pocket.
The master of the house going up with us to show his rooms, and coming into that room, said very frankly to him, 'Sir, it is none of my business to inquire whether the lady be your spouse or no, but if not, you may lie as honestly in these two beds as if you were in two chambers,' and with that he pulls a great curtain which drew quite across the room and effectually divided the beds.
My only alternative seemed to lie in flight and my decision was crystallized by a recurrence of the rustling sound from the thing which now seemed, in the darkness of the cave and to my distorted imagination, to be creeping stealthily upon me.
But the Scarecrow said, "This is my battle, so lie down beside me and you will not be harmed."
Yet it was dirty work that he had done by me; and there I had to lie and take his kind, false, felon's hand in mine.
The girl was a prey to the nervous reaction from the frightful ordeal through which she had so recently passed, and in her overwrought state it seemed that never again should she dare descend to the ground among the fearsome dangers which infested the broad stretch of jungle that she knew must lie between herself and the nearest village of her faithful Waziri.