white lie

  1. an unimportant lie (especially one told to be tactful or polite)
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How To Use white lie In A Sentence

  • As little white lies go, we have been sold it well. Times, Sunday Times
  • Research revealed that untruths range from little white lies to huge whoppers aimed purely at personal gain.
  • If they ask, you could always tell a little white lie and say you were doing, I dunno, tai chi or something.
  • A little white lie is surely excusable.
  • Do you get just a little sort of tap for a white lie but minced up for murder?
  • Britain is a nation of fibbers - and men tell more white lies than women - according to a new report.
  • In this season, whenever Antonina crossed the park on her way to the trolley stop, church or market, she walked through corridors thickly scented by linden flowers and abuzz with half-truths -- in local slang, lipa also meant white lies. ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’
  • To put it another way, we may need to tell one another and ourselves major whoppers, and not just little white lies, to replenish our interest in life.
  • Little white lies could save someone's feelings and prevent them from having to face bitter truths.
  • Some orange badges, quite obviously, are gained by telling white lies.
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