falsehood


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the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc

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I remember well how sad and dreary those days and hours were to me; I remember well how I began to doubt as they went by, and even to lose confidence in the faith of Don Fernando; and I remember, too, how my maid heard those words in reproof of her audacity that she had not heard before, and how I was forced to put a constraint on my tears and on the expression of my countenance, not to give my parents cause to ask me why I was so melancholy, and drive me to invent falsehoods in reply.
I have to laugh when I think of Anne's `confession,' although I suppose I shouldn't for it really was a falsehood.
It's a dreadful thing to think she tells falsehoods.
Whereas the lie in words is in certain cases useful and not hateful; in dealing with enemies--that would be an instance; or again, when those whom we call our friends in a fit of madness or illusion are going to do some harm, then it is useful and is a sort of medicine or preventive; also in the tales of mythology, of which we were just now speaking--because we do not know the truth about ancient times, we make falsehood as much like truth as we can, and so turn it to account.
And just as meaning consists in relation to the object meant, so truth and falsehood consist in relation to something that lies outside the belief.
In logic we are concerned with propositions rather than beliefs, since logic is not interested in what people do in fact believe, but only in the conditions which determine the truth or falsehood of possible beliefs.
was the first word the spirit of falsehood prompted her to utter; "and now we'll go together.
This is the day when Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), and his companions took on the forces of falsehood for the gory of Islam, he added.
The judge said that while the bastard ad "might amount to vulgar abuse" it did not constitute malicious falsehood.
Mr Justice Jonathan Parker rejected claims from both sides that the other was guilty of malicious falsehood.
A citizen may decline to answer the question, or answer it honestly, but he cannot with impunity knowingly and willfully answer with a falsehood.
Black London undertakes to dispel the falsehood that England did not become a multiethnic society until the twentieth century.
Moreover, a tenant defense which is intended to undermine the owner's claim of good faith, will not be sustained where the defense consists of nothing more than mere conjecture, speculation or falsehood.
Language, Thought and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy.
During his interview with a Private TV channel, he lambasted baseless rumors about his talks with Altaf Hussain being a failure, saying that he reserved his rights to take legal action against the TV channel for airing such harmful falsehood.