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lying

Definition of lying

  1. present participle of lie


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lying

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adjective ly·ing \ˈlī-iŋ\

Definition of lying

  1. :  marked by or containing untrue statements :  false a lying account of the accident

Examples of lying in a Sentence

  1. that lying son of a gun told me that the used car had never been in an accident

Origin and Etymology of lying

Middle English leghynge, present participle of lien to lie


LYING Defined for Kids

lying

Definition of lying for Students

  1. present participle of lie


Law Dictionary

lying

  1. pres part of lie



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