Foot by foot he drew nearer to safety, though the man lay like a log in the grasp of his rescuer, unable to assist in the struggle that was going on.
I, on the other hand, felt that a lie was necessarily a sin against God, and therefore was never justifiable.
A lie's a lie, let whoever will call it fine names, and pass it off as a Christian duty The Bible does not say, 'Thou shalt not lie, except when it is necessary to lie, to avoid hurting thy neighbor's feelings,' It says, 'Thou shalt not lie.'
It was the "heavy snow" of the Indians--the snow that lay like lead on the earth, and under which partridges and rabbits were smothered in thousands.
He admits that God and man hate lying, but that a good lie, nevertheless, is a very good thing.
He turn'd within his solitary hall, And his high shadow shot along the wall: There were the painted forms of other times-- 'Twas all they left of virtues or of crimes, Save vague tradition; and the gloomy vaults That hid their dust, their foibles, and their faults, And half a column of the pompous page, That speeds the spacious tale from age to age; Where history's pen its praise or blame supplies And lies like truth, and still most truly lies; He wand'ring mused, and as the moonbeam shone Through the dim lattice o'er the floor of stone, And the high-fretted roof and saints that there O'er Gothic windows knelt in pictured prayer; Reflected in fantastic figures grew Like life, but not like mortal life to view; His bristling locks of sable, brow of gloom, And the wide waving of his shaken plume Glanced like a spectre's attributes, and gave His aspect all that terror gives the grave.
Far in the east the Harlem River lies like a sheet of dazzling silver, dotted with boats; every skylight, every point of glass or metal on the roofs, flashes in the sun, and, gazing down from that corner in the sky, one sees the visible morning hymn of the city--a drift from thousands of house chimneys of delicate unraveling skeins of white-blue smoke lifting from those human dwellings like aerial spirits.
This is why all Tradesmen lie more or less, but they none of them lie like a horse-dealer.
Evening was drawing on, and the long, golden rays of sunshine lay like a benediction over the quiet earth.
These constant headaches, the increasing nervous irritability from which Mrs. Coombe suffered lay like a shadow over the house.
These lie like men asleep, and on their faces is the peace of absolute rest and relaxation, but of these alas!
A lie is a statement that something is, which is not.
But it was too preposterous, the whole thing, and I lied like a gentleman.
"A lie is truth to those who only tell the truth."
Beyond still, are mountain ranges, whose castellated peaks stand out in sharp and bold relief, on whose tops the beams of the descending sun lie like a mantle of silver and gold.
From the feet the linen curved and marked the inflections of the knees; there were long flowing folds, low-lying like the wash of retiring water; the rounded shoulders, the neck, the calm and bloodless face, the little nose, and the beautiful drawing of the nostrils, the extraordinary waxen pallor, the eyelids laid like rose leaves upon the eyes that death has closed for ever.
The poor white thing lying like a shot dove, bleeding, and the dreadful blood flowing over the red tiles.... Mr Hare was kneeling by his daughter when John, rushing forth, stopped and stood aghast.
Looking over the plain you saw Southwick,--a gleam of gables, a gleam of walls,--skirting a plantation; and further away still, Brighton lay like a pile of rocks heaped about a low shore.
the same golden peace that lies like a charm across every page of his greatest poem lay across that sun-steeped, fertile plain, with its walls of cypress trees, its lines of poplars, its delicate, tapestry-like designs of almond trees in blossom, on a sombre background of formal olive orchards, its green meadows, lit up with singing water-courses, or gleaming irrigation canals, starred here and there with the awakening kingcup, or sweet with the returning violet--here and there a farmhouse ("mas," as they call them in Provence) snugly sheltered from the mistral by their screens of foliage--and far aloft in the distance, floating like a silver dream, the snow-white shoulder of Mont Ventoux--the Fuji Yama of Provence.
Lies are the mortar that bind the savage Individual man into the social masonry.
The elder Richardson has told a story, that Lord Buckhurst, afterwards Earl of Dorset, was the first who introduced the "Paradise Lost," then lying like waste paper in the bookseller's hands, to the notice of Dryden.
Nick looked out toward London, where the river lay like a serpent, bristling with masts; and beyond the river and the town to the forests of Epping and Hainault; and beyond the forests to the hills, where the waning day still lingered in a mist of frosty blue.
Sometimes we go for miles through some enchanting valley, lying like a paradise between the mountains, while the distant, white Alps look on it from afar; sometimes over swelling ranges of hills, where we can see to the right the valley of the Danube, threaded by his silver current and dotted with white cottages and glittering spires, and farther beyond, the blue mountains of the Bohemian Forest.
The death of Roquairol lay like a blight between the lovers.
"All wrong thou talkest; a lie without measure is this," quoth Gudrun.
It was bright moonlight where we were, and Semur lay like a blot between the earth and the sky, all dark: even the Cathedral towers were lost in it; nothing visible but the line of the ramparts, whitened outside by the moon.
And the thing about the gospel in which this converting power lies is--the love of Christ.
That I played good-goody--lied like a tombstone in order to get the pass, is not necessary here to state, but I got it and arranged an escape with Mulkey.
50 Wrapt soft and warm your name is sent on high, As flames do on the wings of incense fly: Music herself is lost; in vain she brings Her choicest notes to praise the best of kings: Her melting strains in you a tomb have found, And lie like bees in their own sweetness drown'd.
If not, we should be driven to suggest an alternative to the favourite simile of lying like an epitaph.
But, as a matter of fact, the age is so absurd and so insane that I am convinced that the candid efforts which I have long expended upon this unusual structure would be ill rewarded, and that, driven ashore, they will lie like a wreck in ruins and speedily be covered over by the sand-dunes of time.
Nor go neither; but you'll lie like dogs, and yet say nothing neither.
My day was full of drifting cloud and sunshine, and the lake lay like a mirror reflecting the red shadow of the island.
No useless coffin inclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him, But he lay like a warrior taking his rest, With his martial cloak around him.
For the French-speaking civilisation will make roads not only for French, Belgians, and Italians, but for the Arabs whose religion and culture already lie like a net over black Africa.
And again in "The Golden Dream,"-- When shall all men's good Be each man's rule, and universal peace Lie like a shaft of light across the land?
Would ye like a berth pratty well out, or would yer honour choose to go in among the rocks, and lie like a babby in its cradhle?"
The pines stood up strong in their immortal verdure, the thick golden hush of the summer afternoon lay like an enchantment about the low brown house.
I had told my father a lie, and the thought of it lay like a weight upon my heart.
This plain was not above a hundred yards broad, and about twice as long, and lay like a green before my door; and, at the end of it, descended irregularly every way down into the low ground by the sea side.
Yoosef, fortunately for him, was lying like a corpse, past fear or motion; but four of our party, one a sailor and the other three passengers, thinking that all hope of the boat was now over, and that nothing remained them but the spar, jumped into the sea.
The three boats destined for this perilous service now approached the dark mass, which lay like an islet in the deepest part of the voe, and suffered them to approach without showing any sign of animation.
Lying between Thibet and India is the independent state of Nepal, or Nepaul, the home of the Gurkhas, one of the finest fighting races in the world, and there are eighteen full regiments of them in the Indian army.
Back in her country, once beyond suburban areas, the farms lay like the squares of a chess board, trim and orderly, tamely subdued to agriculture.
The lies we tell to our own souls about ourselves are the most damning ones, as they are also the easiest.
Then the birds, lying like stones beneath her savage ken, are flushed by the dog, and the cruel peregrine, after selecting her bird, with her characteristic "swoop" brings it to the ground.
It is lying like weeds' roots uppermost in the burning sun.
That thug lied like blazes!
"I must swim for it, then, I suppose," he said, pulling off his jacket and his boots; then, slipping into the water, he struck out and crossed the strip of rising tide, which lay like a river along the bottom of the gulch.
To cudgel you and make you take the hatch, To dive like buckets in concealed wells, To crouch in litter of your stable planks, To lie like pawns lock'd up in chests and trunks, To hug with swine, to seek sweet safety out In vaults and prisons, and to thrill and shake Even at the crying of your nation's crow, Thinking this voice an armed Englishman- Shall that victorious hand be feebled here That in your chambers gave you chastisement?