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
Thirty-three women were hanged based on Malet’s testimony; the Spanish Inquisition eventually charged him with making false accusations and burned him at the stake in Barcelona in July 1549.
Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Dec. 2022 Critics say Castroville got played — a false pitting of one underserved community against another.
Rosanna Xiastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2022 Benton was convicted in May 2016 of conspiracy and involvement in filing of false campaign finance reports - not long before the new scheme began.
Rachel Weiner, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Nov. 2022 Benton was convicted in May 2016 of conspiracy and involvement in filing of false campaign finance reports — not long before the new scheme began.
Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 For instance, in April 2013, stocks plunged after a hacker accessed the main Twitter account for the Associated Press and tweeted about a false attack on the White House.
Rachel Metz, CNN, 17 Nov. 2022 In turn, this could provide a false sense of heart health with a CCS score of zero.
Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 17 Nov. 2022 One false move could be the end of so many promised dreams of financial freedom.
Michael Peres, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2022 Police also began cracking down on false reporting and the stalker clowns, as in a 2016 case in Kentucky.
Adam Carlson, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2022
Mitchell, of Canton, won the 2019 State Open 100-meter title after Miller false-started and was disqualified.
Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 29 Sep. 2022 Against the Buccaneers, the Cowboys offense false-started a league-worst four times.
Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 13 Sep. 2022 There’s false-toothed Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp in Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Alison Willmore, Vulture, 23 Nov. 2021 With time winding down in a scoreless game, the Gladiators made the most of a penalty corner when two of the four Hereford defenders false-started, crossing the goal line before the ball was put in play.
Rich Scherr, baltimoresun.com, 13 Nov. 2021 Browns offensive linemen false-started three times in the game — once by Wyatt Teller and twice by Joel Bitonio — and Stefanski vowed to correct it.cleveland, 4 Jan. 2021 The 49ers’ chances to keep the game close fizzled late when a touchdown was overturned, and Nick Mullens false-started on a sneak at the goal line and then threw an interception.
Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, 7 Dec. 2020 The drive started with left tackle Charles Leno false-starting.Star Tribune, 10 Nov. 2020 Alabama coach Nick Saban said Saturday the school conducted 240 tests of its football players and none came positive after his potentially false-positive COVID-19 test Wednesday.
Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 17 Oct. 2020 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