‘I cannot tell a lie’

«Я не могу солгать», фраза, которую ребёнком произнёс Джордж Вашингтон, уже в детстве отличавшийся исключительной правдивостью и всегда признававший свою вину, не боясь наказания (см. Washington and the cherry tree)

США. Лингвострановедческий англо-русский словарь. 2013.

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  • Lie — For other uses, see Lie (disambiguation) A lie (also called prevarication, falsehood) is a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement, especially with the intention to deceive others. To lie is to state something with disregard to… …   Wikipedia

  • tell — W1S1 [tel] v past tense and past participle told [təuld US tould] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(communicate something)¦ 2¦(show something)¦ 3¦(what somebody should do)¦ 4¦(know)¦ 5¦(recognize difference)¦ 6 tell yourself something 7¦(warn)¦ 8¦(tell somebody about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tell — /tel/ verb past tense and past participle told /tUld/ 1 SAY/INFORMATION (T) to give someone facts or information about something: tell sb (that): She wrote to tell me she couldn t come. | Don t tell me you ve forgotten my birthday again. | Police …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lie — 1. v. & n. v.intr. (lying; past lay; past part. lain) 1 be in or assume a horizontal position on a supporting surface; be at rest on something. 2 (of a thing) rest flat on a surface (snow lay on the ground). 3 (of abstract things) remain… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tell — tell1 /tel/, v., told, telling. v.t. 1. to give an account or narrative of; narrate; relate (a story, tale, etc.): to tell the story of Lincoln s childhood. 2. to make known by speech or writing (a fact, news, information, etc.); communicate. 3.… …   Universalium

  • tell — [ tel ] (past tense and past participle told [ tould ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 give information ▸ 2 order/advise to do something ▸ 3 recognize something ▸ 4 have clear effect ▸ 5 fail to keep secret ▸ 6 count something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) transitive to give… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lie — 01. The child admitted he had [lied] when the stolen toy was found in his room. 02. The policeman told the driver to get out of his car, and [lie] on the ground. 03. Masa is a really honest guy who would never [lie] to his girlfriend. 04. Why don …   Grammatical examples in English

  • lie with —    1. to copulate with    It has long been assumed that the adult male and female cannot lie in each other s company without copulating, within or outside marriage:     To tell thee plain, I aim to lie with thee. (Shakespeare, 3 Henry V7 )    Lie …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Parson Weems — Portrait of Parson Weems Mason Locke Weems (October 11, 1759 – May 23, 1825), generally known as Parson Weems, was an American book agent and author. He is best known as the source of some of the apocryphal stories about George Washington. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Ferry Farm — Infobox nrhp | name =George Washington Boyhood Home Site nrhp type =nhl caption = nearest city= Fredericksburg, Virginia locmapin = Virginia area =68.8 acres built =1738 architect= Unknown architecture= No Style Listed designated= February 16,… …   Wikipedia

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