Usage examples for falsehood

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Far better it is to face the truth than to escape by a pleasant falsehood. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Can you forgive the falsehood? – The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I by Sophia Reeve
  7. I have heard this story before, sir, and I have furnished myself with proofs of its falsehood. – Berenice by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. Now she stammered out,- " But, sir"- " Perhaps you dislike telling a falsehood?" – The Clique of Gold by Emile Gaboriau
  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. 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
  13. Most likely she's been writing him some base falsehood." – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  14. 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
  15. Of Godfrey's falsehood who can witness bear? – Jerusalem Delivered by Torquato Tasso
  16. 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
  17. " She is not false," said Harry; " if there be falsehood, it is mine." – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  18. She was incapable of telling him a falsehood. – The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
  19. 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
  20. 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