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The policeman told the driver to get out of his car, and lie on the groundThe child admitted he had lied when the stolen toy was found in his room.

The policeman told the driver to get out of his car, and lie on the ground.

Masa is a really honest guy who would never lie to his girlfriend.

Why don't you go lie down for a while in the living room?

This hot weather makes me feel really tired and lazy. I think I'll go lie down for a while.

Fonya felt bad after lying to her parents.

Eighty-five percent of the land of Greenland lies beneath permanent ice.

It is very relaxing to lie on the beach, and listen to the sound of the waves.

Sixteen percent of Russia's territory lies inside the Arctic Circle.

I can't really trust him because he has lied to me about a number of things.

It is difficult for a two-year-old child to know the difference between telling the truth and lying.

He looked at his father lying drunk on the floor, and felt a mixture of pain and disgust.

Before we moved, we threw out of a bunch of junk that had been lying around the basement for years.

The dog slowly moved towards the plate of food lying on the grass.

Homer was lying flat on the bed, sound asleep, when we got home.

Killer whales often catch seals by tipping up the ice they are lying on so that they fall into the water.

The victim was found lying in a pool of blood.

F. Stone once said that every government is run by liars, and nothing they say should be believed.

Samuel Butler once remarked that any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.

Lucille Ball once said that the secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

Vladimir Lenin once suggested that a lie told often enough becomes the truth.

H. L. Mencken once noted that it is hard to believe a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.

Someone once said that a fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.

J. D. Higgins once noted that it is better to hear a truth which brings a tear, than a lie which brings a smile.

An Italian poet once remarked to his love, I would rather have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.

George Bernard Shaw once remarked that the liar's punishment is that he cannot believe anyone else.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that what lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

H. G. Wells once suggested that advertising is legalized lying.

A proverb from Nepal tells us that it takes a hundred more lies to conceal the first.

There is a Sumerian proverb which states that if you lie, and then tell the truth, the truth will be considered a lie.

A Saudi Arabian proverb remarks that he who predicts the future lies, even if he tells the truth.

A Bantu proverb notes that the road doesn't tell the traveler what lies ahead.

Discussion question: Is it sometimes acceptable to tell a lie?

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