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lying

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

lie +‎ -ing

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lying

  1. Present participle of lie.
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility The Free Library, Chapter 19:
      Without shutting herself up from her family ... or lying awake the whole night to indulge meditation, Elinor found every day afforded her leisure enough to think of Edward..

NounEdit

lying (plural lyings)

  1. An act of telling a lie, or falsehood.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      [] he must do it by false propositions, by lyings, and such weak discourses as none can believe but such as are born fools []
  2. The act of one who lies, or keeps low to the ground.
    lyings in wait