Usage examples for falsehood

  1. " She is not false," said Harry; " if there be falsehood it is mine." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  2. Most likely she's been writing him some base falsehood – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  3. A falsehood would settle everything, send Cardonnel off the field, and clear all possibility of losing the " best match of the season." – Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories by Ouida
  4. 10. So is used before as; with an adjective or an adverb, to limit the degree by comparison: as, " How can you descend to a thing so base as falsehood – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. I have heard this story before, sir, and I have furnished myself with proofs of its falsehood – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. As, however, we hear nothing of the kind, his assertion is a schoolboy " Peto veniam exeundi," the first falsehood that occurs to the boy. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  7. Nay, keep back the falsehood I see rising to thy lips. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  8. Can you forgive the falsehood – The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I by Sophia Reeve
  9. Victor, when falsehood can look so like the truth, who can assure themselves of certain happiness? – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  10. Not until I was forced to do so, would I believe that even her falsehood in the matter meant that she herself was guilty. – The Gold Bag by Carolyn Wells
  11. Far better it is to face the truth than to escape by a pleasant falsehood – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  12. Even so thought I. The news of his falsehood and of his death at the hands of the wronged lover, came to me in my convent retreat at the same time, and I heard no more of him from that day to this, when I have again seen him in the flesh. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. Thus Nejdanov thought, and he did not himself suspect how much truth and how much falsehood there lay in his reflections. – Virgin Soil by Ivan S. Turgenev
  14. But we need not inquire what were his thoughts; perhaps, they were of the scenes he had witnessed in his travels; perhaps of Theresa's falsehood and there is a possibility of their having been of the fair portrait he had so quickly taken of Donna Clara. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Now she stammered out,- " But, sir"- " Perhaps you dislike telling a falsehood – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  16. She was incapable of telling him a falsehood – The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
  17. No being can state a falsehood in saying, 'I am; ' for no one can utter this, if it is not true. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. Of Godfrey's falsehood who can witness bear? – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  19. It is an absurd position because it is a false position; but it is merely the penalty of falsehood – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  20. One voice alone of all that sound on earth, Is hateful to the soul, and full of pain,- The voice of falsehood – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke