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01. The child admitted he had [lied] when the stolen toy was found in his room.
02. The policeman told the driver to get out of his car, and [lie] on the ground.
03. Masa is a really honest guy who would never [lie] to his girlfriend.
04. Why don't you go [lie] down for a while in the living room?
05. This hot weather makes me feel really tired and lazy. I think I'll go [lie] down for a while.
06. Fonya felt bad after [lying] to her parents.
07. Eighty-five percent of the land of Greenland [lies] beneath permanent ice.
08. It is very relaxing to [lie] on the beach, and listen to the sound of the waves.
09. Sixteen percent of Russia's territory [lies] inside the Arctic Circle.
10. I can't really trust him because he has [lied] to me about a number of things.
11. It is difficult for a two-year-old child to know the difference between telling the truth and [lying].
12. He looked at his father [lying] drunk on the floor, and felt a mixture of pain and disgust.
13. Before we moved, we threw out of a bunch of junk that had been [lying] around the basement for years.
14. The dog slowly moved towards the plate of food [lying] on the grass.
15. Homer was [lying] flat on the bed, sound asleep, when we got home.
16. Killer whales often catch seals by tipping up the ice they are [lying] on so that they fall into the water.
17. The victim was found [lying] in a pool of blood.
18. F. Stone once said that every government is run by [liars], and nothing they say should be believed.
19. 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.
20. Lucille Ball once said that the secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and [lie] about your age.
21. Vladimir Lenin once suggested that a [lie] told often enough becomes the truth.
22. 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.
23. Someone once said that a fellow who says he has never told a [lie] has just told one.
24. J. D. Higgins once noted that it is better to hear a truth which brings a tear, than a [lie] which brings a smile.
25. 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]."
26. George Bernard Shaw once remarked that the [liar's] punishment is that he cannot believe anyone else.
27. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that what [lies] behind us, and what [lies] before us are tiny matters compared to what [lies] within us.
28. H. G. Wells once suggested that advertising is legalized [lying].
29. A proverb from Nepal tells us that it takes a hundred more [lies] to conceal the first.
30. There is a Sumerian proverb which states that if you [lie], and then tell the truth, the truth will be considered a [lie].
31. A Saudi Arabian proverb remarks that he who predicts the future [lies], even if he tells the truth.
32. A Bantu proverb notes that the road doesn't tell the traveler what [lies] ahead.

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