- v. archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lie.
- From lie + -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix (Wiktionary)
“So the sin lieth with my wife, who played me false and did with me these deeds.”
“Beware ye of transgressing the commandment of your King and neglecting to hearken to your chief, for therein lieth ruin for your realm and sundering for your society and bane for your bodies and perdition for your possessions, and your foe would exult over you.”
““O youth, thou hast removed one grief only to add another grief; but now, O my friend, where is she; and where is the mausoleum wherein lieth the wounded slave?””
“7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.”
“Whoso came within range of his sword lieth wounded or dead.”
“Nay, Friar John, I will guess thy tidings: Sir Agramore of Biename lieth sorry and sore of a cudgelling.”
“Where the sword lieth rusty and the Banner Blue is furled.”
“And anon after, the pope sent his messengers into England to the archbishop of Canterbury, named Wilfrid, and bade him, with his bishops, go and seek the place where the holy body lieth, which is named Cowbage, in the wood of Clent.”
“The iconography "lieth" because it manipulates point of view, rotates and inverts the head so that it no longer jeopardizes the observer.”
“Whereas at first it "lieth", looking towards the "midnight sky" (the redundancy of "supine" in line 2 only reinforces her passivity, her deference, and her deceit), at the end Medusa's grim visage gazes in a more determined challenge towards "Heaven"; initially ambiguous and weak, her gesture at last becomes fierce and confrontational.”
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