a false statement of outrageous magnitude employed as a propaganda measure in the belief that a lesser falsehood would not be credible.
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How to use big lie in a sentence
Flashbulbs are going off constantly, and small rumors are becoming big lies.
The big lie is that this is too much for the political system to handle.
Yet, I felt proud that in our country, power was transferred without violence or big lies about election fraud.A gov’t that represents all Americans gives us hope | Kathi Wolfe | January 29, 2021 | Washington Blade
The big lie about Don't Ask was that lies were not required; all they asked for was an omission: just Don't Tell.
Tell any lie, and if they believe the big lie, tell them a bigger lie.America’s Cassandra: David Mamet Speaks on the Lies of Obama and War | Lloyd Grove | November 11, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He has said, “I could use the Third Reich, the big lie” to describe those supporting climate change.Google Hosts Fundraiser for Climate-Change-Denying Sen. James Inhofe | William O’Connor | July 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Bill Clinton told a big lie, but that was about sex and was really embarrassing.
And Nixon told a big lie, but Nixon was Nixon, and no, Obama isn't Nixon, and Bush wasn't either for that matter.
I doa'nt swallow that story o' her'n. Depend upon it, man, it be a big lie fro' beginning to end.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
The first big lie of his life he was forced to act rather than speak when Cleo had entered his life.The Sins of the Father | Thomas Dixon
It's the technique of telling the "big lie" so many times that it becomes believable.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis | Melvin Powers
I've borne false witness—I'm worse than Sapphira—I've acted a big lie.From Sand Hill to Pine | Bret Harte
These are all parts of the big lie about God––His unreal opposite.Carmen Ariza | Charles Francis Stocking