Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lye.

Etymologies

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lye + -eth

Examples

  • Verily, the Sin lyeth in the Scandal; therefore, most of the discreet pious Ladies of the Age, chuse us, upright men, who make a

    The Roundheads: or, The Good Old Cause

  • And he answered him that wente of that message, that he hadd warnyd all hir gracs s'vaunts, not beinge appointed to wayte dayly, uppon there alegiuance not to come eny nerer thys howse then hys lodginge, and was, as he saide, for hys owne p [ar] te sorye theye should sooe mysuse them selfes, p [ro] mysinge to dooe as much as lyeth in hym that yt shall nooe nmore be sooe.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • In complete contrast, Hobbes' understanding of society has an almost exclusive focus on economic activity: "the Liberty of the Subject, lyeth in ... the Liberty to buy, and sell, and otherwise contract with one another; to choose their own aboad, their own diet, their own trade of life".

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • In complete contrast, Hobbes' understanding of society has an almost exclusive focus on economic activity: "the Liberty of the Subject, lyeth in ... the Liberty to buy, and sell, and otherwise contract with one another; to choose their own aboad, their own diet, their own trade of life".

    More than a market-place

  • Whereat she was little dismayed, but charged them, upon danger of their lives, to row her over to the shore, which they nothing regarded, but eftsoons rowed her back again, promising her it should be secreted, and especially from the lord of the house, under whose guard she lyeth.

    The Abbot

  • His stone in the new location reads, Here lyeth the body of Capt.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • He'll take no wrong when he lyeth along 'neath Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

    Lost road through the woods,oak ash and thorn

  • He'll take no wrong when he lyeth along 'neath Oak, and Ash, and Thorn.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • For as the nature of Foule weather, lyeth not in a Showre or two of rain, but in an inclination thereto of many days together: So the nature of Warre consisteth not in actual fighting; but in a known disposition thereto during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary.

    WAR, PEACE AND ARMS CONTROL IN THE BRONZE AGE

  • But some parte of the countrey, because it lyeth within the sea, they could by no meanes conquere vnto this day.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

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