A shameless falsehood. For example, Bill could tell a barefaced lie with a straight face. The adjective barefaced means “beardless,” and one theory is that in the 1500s this condition was considered brazen in all but the youngest males. By the late 1600s barefaced also meant “brazen” or “bold,” the meaning alluded to in this phrase.
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My doctor insisted that once I filed this piece I lie down on my bed and not get out.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I lie and nod my head yes while wiping the tears on my gray fleece sleeve.
“I knew it was a lie from the beginning,” Patrick told WLOS.
It is, in fact, legal for police to lie to suspects during interrogations.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he drew me close And he swallowed me down, Down a dark slimy path Where lie secrets that I never want to know […].
They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.
The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
The hut was barely high enough to let him sit up, and long enough to let him lie down—not to stretch out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne