[ UK /fˈɒlshʊd/ ]
[ US /ˈfæɫsˌhʊd/ ]
  1. a false statement
  2. the act of rendering something false as by fraudulent changes (of documents or measures etc.) or counterfeiting
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How To Use falsehood In A Sentence

  • Finally, in the formation of an opinion as to the abstract preferableness of one course of action over another, or as to the truth or falsehood or right significance of a proposition, the fact that the majority of one's contemporaries lean in the other direction is naught, and no more than dust in the balance. On Compromise
  • She called the verdict a victory of truth over falsehood.
  • Only the bishops have retained the augurial staff, called the crosier; which was the distinctive mark of the dignity of augur; so that the symbol of falsehood has become the symbol of truth. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • But real wisdom means knowing truth from falsehood, knowing the difference between evidence and wishful thinking.
  • People who commit these falsehoods may be people of talent, and, as Goethe says of himself, may have "desire to fabulate. Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students
  • In the bid to eliminate the estate tax, anti-repeal forces have used slick advertising, explicit falsehoods and deception.
  • Distinctions in moral values are valid for God and for us: truth is to be valued over falsehood, faithfulness over infidelity, true worship over idolatry, and so on.
  • Baron Hafner's and Prince d'Ardea's manner toward Fanny had inspired her the day before with a dolorous analogy between the atmosphere of falsehood in which that poor girl lived and the atmosphere in which she at times thought she herself lived. The French Immortals Series — Complete
  • In the Protestant's view, indeed, who assumes that miracles never are, our thaumatology is one great falsehood; but that is _his_ First Principle, as I have said so often, which he does not prove but assume. Apologia pro Vita Sua
  • They cannot be sued for libel, malicious falsehood or conspiring to give false evidence.
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