Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.
He registered at the hotel under a false name.
Recent Examples on the Web
Congressional investigators found that Santos misused campaign contributions to cover his personal expenses, including at luxury retailers, resorts and for cosmetic treatments; reported fictitious loans to his political committees; and filed false reports to the Federal Election Commission.—Caitlin Yilek, CBS News, 30 Nov. 2023 DeSantis shot back repeatedly that Newsom was spouting false information, arguing that Martha's Vineyard had claimed to be a sanctuary jurisdiction.—Will McDuffie, ABC News, 30 Nov. 2023 Kenneth Chesebro, who pleaded guilty in the Georgia case to a felony count of participating in a conspiracy to file false documents, had been included in the Peach State indictment due to his role in organizing slates of pro-Trump electors in 2020.—Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 30 Nov. 2023 Ramos pleaded guilty on Sept. 5, 2023, to conspiring to defraud the United States, filing a false tax return for himself, and aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false tax return.—Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 Knowingly making a false statement on the document, for instance, is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines.—Serge F. Kovaleski, New York Times, 29 Nov. 2023 The frontman is also bitingly aware of how music blogs and magazines play a role in manufacturing false expectations.—Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 Sign up for Fact Checker, our weekly review of what's true, false or in-between in politics.—Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 Whelan, whose family insists he is being held on false charges, suffered an eye injury in a quarrel with another convict, the Mordovian Federal Penitentiary Service told Russian news agency Interfax.—Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 29 Nov. 2023
Mitchell, of Canton, won the 2019 State Open 100-meter title after Miller false-started and was disqualified.—Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 14 Feb. 2023 See More
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Adjective and Adverb
Middle English fals, faus, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin falsus, from past participle of fallere to deceive