lie (n.) Old form(s): Lye
accusation of lying, charge of falsehood
Ham II.ii.571[Hamlet alone] Who ... Gives me the lie i'th' throat
R2 IV.i.53[Another Lord to Aumerle] I ... spur thee on with full as many lies / As may be hollowed in thy treacherous ear
WT V.ii.130[Clown to Autolycus] Give me the lie, do, and try whether I am not now a gentleman born
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