posted August 27, 2006 05:58 PM
You are welcome.
Lie does not always mean an untruth.
Lie can be very benign.
Some rethinking of what one thinks of the word "lie" or "lies" is perhaps in order?
Like the word "present".
Definitions of present
1. [adj] - (grammar) a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that exist at the moment
2. [adj] - spatial sense
3. [n] - the period of time that is happening now
4. [n] - something presented as a gift
5. [n] - a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
6. [v] - introduce
7. [v] - hand over formally
8. [v] - formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.
9. [v] - bring forward and present to the mind
Quotes - Example use of the word present
1. his tie was a present from his wife
2. any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
3. that is enough for the present
4. he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
5. We presented the arguments to him
6. We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason
7. This poses an interesting question
8. being or existing in a specified place
9. the murderer is present in this room
10. present at the wedding
11. present at the creation
Ambiguity of meanings in many words abound! Do not assume only one meaning.
continued next post.