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Usage examples for mendacious

  1. The Republicans asserted that the request was a challenge to the motives and fidelity of their party, and a partisan and mendacious accusation. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. The world took him at his word, for he was bold, acute, and voluble; with no thought, but a good deal of desultory information; and though destitute of all imagination and noble sentiment, was blessed with a vigorous, mendacious fancy, fruitful in small expedients, and never happier than when devising shifts for great men's scrapes. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  3. There was something impressive about his way of repelling callers; it was as effectual as a door slammed in the face, and yet there was a sort of mendacious courtesy about it. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  4. The false and impious Cabala is a certain mendacious kind of Jewish tradition, full of innumerable vanities and falsehoods, differing but little from necromancy. – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  5. And so we carried her off before we knew where we were- or she either, added Captain Jack as a mendacious after thought. – The Light of Scarthey by Egerton Castle
  6. The difficulty also of being continually obliged to distinguish between true and false applications for charity, especially when the false are greatly in excess of the true, and among a class of persons notably given to mendacious tricks, is one of the most unpleasant conditions in which a tender- hearted man can find himself. – The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Frank Preston Stearns
  7. There was a small rag of a carpet near the hearth, and on this stood a large deal table- a table made of unalloyed deal, without any mendacious paint, putting forward a pretence in the direction of mahogany. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  8. The apologist is mendacious – James VI and the Gowrie Mystery by Andrew Lang
  9. And then a prating, mendacious local schoolmaster began comparing these villains to the patriotic Dutch who flooded their land rather than permit it to be conquered by the national foe. – The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent by S.M. Hussey
  10. The writer remembers a sturdy little buffalo that arrived on the scene of this troublous life one freezing night in January, with a howling blizzard and the thermometer at forty below- a combination that is sufficient to set the teeth of the most mendacious northerner chattering. – The Story of the Trapper by A. C. Laut
  11. That he was dwarfish; that he was hideously ugly; that he was all but deformed; that he was utterly unprincipled, vain, false, treacherous, and cruel; that he had not the slightest faith in the honor of men or the virtue of women; that he was silly enough to believe himself, with all his personal defects, actually irresistible to the most gifted and beautiful woman, and that he was mendacious enough to proclaim himself the successful lover of women who would not have given ear to his love- making for one moment. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  12. Though his story was evidently mendacious there gathered about him a considerable band, which received the name Kuvlungs or Cowlmen. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  13. An author so conspicuously mendacious as he who wrote the Apology for English consumption is unworthy of belief on any point. – James VI and the Gowrie Mystery by Andrew Lang
  14. " I seed him fall in," came the mendacious assurance of the man who was playing two parts. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  15. Thus, when short fishing excursions, in which I have sought relief from the wearing labors and perplexities of official duty, have been denounced in a mendacious newspaper as dishonest devices to cover scandalous revelry, I have been able to enjoy a sort of pleasurable contempt for the author of this accusation, while congratulating myself on the mental and physical restoration I had derived from these excursions. – Fishing and Shooting Sketches by Grover Cleveland
  16. " Of course you didn't, you promised it to me," said Van Reypen, equally mendacious – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  17. You swore eternal love to me at that time, but you did so as a mendacious Bavarian; I did not believe you, and knew full well that you had no honest intentions toward me. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  18. Then again there are still others who, having no patent rights, but waving aside all compunction and in downright fraud, simply enter the commercial field against the whole world, using ruthlessly whatever inventive skill and knowledge the original patentee may have disclosed, and trusting to the power of money, rapid movement, and mendacious advertising to build up a business which shall presently assume such formidable proportions as to force a compromise, or stave off an injunction until the patent has expired. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  19. These inflammatory appeals to the ignorance and superstition of the masses, mendacious and absurd in their accusations and deeply hostile in their spirit, could not but work cumulative harm. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various