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She was lying on the bed watching television.
I lay awake worrying about work.
Emma was lying on her back in the sunshine.
There were clothes lying all over the floor.
O’Connell is currently lying in second position in the world championship.
As we go into the third round, Evans is lying in third place.
He must decide where his future lies (=what he is going to do with his life).
The difficulty lies in knowing what to do next.
It was obvious that she was lying.
He had to lie about his age to get into the army.
She admitted lying to the police.
They say they’re not married but they’re lying through their teeth.
The questions of training and pay lie at the heart of the staffing problems.
This is the British English definition of lie. View American English definition of lie.