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  • n. Obsolete spelling of falsehood.

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Examples

  • History: there is no reproach [148] to the scandal of a Story; it is such an authentick kind of falshood that with authority belies our good names to all

    Religio Medici

  • And surely there goes a great deal of Conscience to the compiling of an History: there is no reproach11 to the scandal of a Story; it is such an authentick kind of falshood that with authority belies our good names to all Nations and Posterity.

    The Second Part

  • (London 1722)], who has had the good fortune to obtain some reputation, had not seriously affirmed, that such a falshood is the foundation of all guilt and moral deformity.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • NATURE DELINEATED (London 1722)], who has had the good fortune to obtain some reputation, had not seriously affirmed, that such a falshood is the foundation of all guilt and moral deformity.

    A Treatise of Human Nature

  • "I did not expect, answered the princess, to hear that imputed to falshood which is the consequence only of frailty.

    Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

  • The Muslim could say 'If I were believing a falshood I'd want to be shown the light of Allah, by force if neccessary' but that is not shifting the perspective to the other view.

    All they have to do...

  • Legalisms get over-kill IMHO, but the law only determines guilt or innocense, not truth or falshood.

    Think Progress » BREAKING: Bush Admits Authorizing Secret Domestic Spying Program

  • And may I, Mr. Lovelace, never be unhappy in this life, if I submit to the passing upon my uncle Harlowe a wilful and premeditated falshood for truth!

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The guilty, I believe, in every case, less patiently bear the detecting truth, than the innocent do the degrading falshood.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • As for my selfe, I leave thee freely to his use and service: because I have sufficiently payde for a womans falshood, and wisemen take such warning, that they scorne to bee twice deceived, and by one woman.

    The Decameron

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