Usage examples for untruth

  1. Arthur never told an untruth; he thought that you refused him; he thinks so still, and I shall never rest till I have solved the mystery. – The Rector of St. Mark's by Mary J. Holmes
  2. I have seen the witch buried fathoms deep in brine, and the glittering water falling from her tresses like golden stars; but never have I read an untruth in her pages. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  3. Noemi muttered; then she blushed, for she felt she had spoken a great untruth. – The Saint by Antonio Fogazzaro Commentator: William Roscoe Thayer
  4. She has it on her conscience that you may have misunderstood her, and she wishes you never to be guilty of an untruth, least of all on her account." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. Their mother spoke sharply, for untruth she would not tolerate. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  6. It was not really an untruth, she told herself. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  7. The notion had no ground in sense; it was probably no more than a reminiscence of similar calamities in childhood, for his father's room had always been the chamber of inquisition and the scene of punishment; but it stuck so rigorously in his mind that he must instantly approach the door and prove its untruth. – Tales-and-Fantasies by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  8. We who calculate in terms of eternity and infinity have scant use for untruth. – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  9. The Water- sprite did not give him the gold axe, and did not bring him back his own either, because he had told an untruth. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  10. Other Varieties of truth and untruth. – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  11. Then she told a yet greater untruth: " Or would that I had been born as plain as Tibbie's aunt!" – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  12. She regarded him in amazement as the untruth left his lips, and then came and sat down at the table. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  13. It was a delicate way of suggesting that he had told an untruth. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  14. How great a fault there is in untruth. – An Essay on True and Apparent Beauty in which from Settled Principles is Rendered the Grounds for Choosing and Rejecting Epigrams by Pierre Nicole
  15. How is it possible to tell an untruth? – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  16. We must assume that President Wilson deliberately tells an untruth. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  17. This untruth brought a flush over Jack Wade's face, but it was not seen by the girl, the darkness being too deep. – The Nightrider's Feud by Walter C. McConnell
  18. " And the people here are as silly as the peasants in Bosekop, ready to believe any untruth so long as it gives them something to talk about. – Thelma by Marie Corelli