- ly·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for lying (2 of 2)
present participle of lie2.
- ly·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use lying in a sentence
You can do this lying down, sitting, or standing, anytime throughout the day.
Hunt witnessed firsthand McCarthy’s lying and grandstanding.Our politics is no uglier or more dysfunctional than in the past | Kyle Longley | May 14, 2021 | Washington Post
Mayorkas admits these are temporary solutions that don’t tackle the under-lying problems.Can One Agency Keep the U.S. Safe and Still Be Humane? The New DHS Chief Thinks So | Alana Abramson | May 12, 2021 | Time
We found the patient lying in bed, contracted and shivering, so short of breath he could barely speak.The Heartbreak and Horror of Being an EMT During the Pandemic—and Why I'm Still Working | Jennifer Murphy | March 30, 2021 | Time
What is worse than his lying is the number of people who believe him even when the truth is placed in front of them.
Orlandi told The Daily Beast that Agca might be lying, but he should still be heard.
Mills was lying on the sidewalk, dying, right in front of people trained to save him.
Suddenly, light flooded the room, and I found myself lying on a filthy orange sofa across the room from where my rape occurred.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“lying is intentionally, intentionally misleading someone, all right,” he told Newsmax.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone | Nick Gillespie | December 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If Jackie is lying, she will likely—and sadly—suffer for it.What the U-VA Rape Case Tells Us About a Victim Culture Gone Mad | Lizzie Crocker | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This, however, did not apply to the waters lying directly around the Poloe and Flatland groups.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Eggs and nestlings were found lying on the bare soil at the inner ends of the burrows; no nesting material was found.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula | Erwin E. Klaas
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing | Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
Indeed, a score of bodies lying there had not been seen by Malcolm during his first frenzied examination of the house.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Last night I saw Jean Baptiste lying prone upon the floor, and knew that she had beaten him down to it, and he had not resisted.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for lying (1 of 2)
the present participle and gerund of lie 1
British Dictionary definitions for lying (2 of 2)
the present participle and gerund of lie 2
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