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Falsehood, 1) untruth, lie: “to unmask f. and bring truth to light,” Lucr. 940. R2 IV, 39. H6A II, 4, 71. H6C III, 3, 99. H8 II, 4, 97. Rom. I, 2, 94. Hml. II, 1, 63. Cymb. III, 6, 13. V, 5, 134.
2) deceit, imposture: “why of eyes' f. hast thou forged hooks,” Sonn. 137, 7. “pay with f. false exacting,” Meas. III, 2, 295. “excellent f.” Ant. I, 1, 40.
3) perfidy: Tp. I, 2, 95. H6A V, 4, 109. H6C IV, 4, 8. R3 II, 1, 14.
4) inconstancy: Gentl. III, 2, 32. IV, 2, 130. Err. II, 1, 113. John III, 1, 95. Troil. III, 2, 198. Troil. III, 2, 198 IV, 2, 106. Cymb. I, 6, 107. With to: “my f. to my friend,” Gentl. IV, 2, 8.
5) dishonesty: “that to my use it might unused stay from hands of f.,” Sonn. 48, 4, i. e. thieves; cf. “a man of f.” H4A II, 1, 71. “I shall be forsworn, which is a great argument of f.” LLL I, 2, 175; cf. V, 2, 785. “what a goodly outside f. has,” Merch. I, 3, 103. Wint. III, 2, 28. this is mere f., 142 (== foul play). “f. f. cures,” John III, 1, 277. “if you suspect my husbandry of f.” Tim. II, 2, 164.
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